Photo Flash: First Look at RED at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Westport Country Playhouse will open its 2016 Season with two Tony Award-winning plays staged in repertory, 'Art' and 'Red,' with each play alternating daily, now through May 29. 'Art' by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton, and 'Red' by John Logan, will be directed by Mark Lamos, Playhouse artistic director. Each of the plays is about art: making it, owning it, the anguish of creating it, and the ache of believing in it. BroadwayWorld has a first look at 'Red' below! (more...)

BWW Review & Exclusive: 'Curtain Call' Takes Readers Backstage at London's Best Theatre with Glorious Photos, Interviews
by Matt Tamanini - May 30, 2016

In the new, epic book 'Curtain Call: A Year Backstage in London Theatre,' photographer Matt Humphrey and actor/director John Schwab take audiences behind the scenes of 60 of London's best shows in 2015, and uniquely and elegantly capture the electricity that makes live theatre so special. (more...)

Buffalo Theatre Ensemble Returning to the MAC for 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Buffalo Theatre Ensemble (BTE) returns this fall to the McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd. located on the campus of College of DuPage for the 30th Anniversary of the company's founding. The professional Equity company will resume its place as the MAC's resident theater company. The MAC is also home to the professional orchestra, New Philharmonic. For BTE season updates and ticket information will be available at AtTheMAC.org in the coming weeks. 'It's been a long hard struggle since the Ensemble went on hiatus in May 2014,' says BTE Artistic Director Connie Canaday Howard. 'But thanks to the tireless efforts of my fellow Ensemble members, Associate Artistic Director Amelia Barrett and the students, patrons and friends who advocated so strongly for us, BTE is now poised to begin an exciting new chapter in its life.' (more...)

Dean Donofrio's CRANKY COCKY WORRIED NERVOUS Plays Studio C Artists
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Studio C Artists announces the four-week run of a collection of Writer/Director Dean Donofrio's plays, CRANKY COCKY WORRIED NERVOUS, written by Dean Donofrio, directed by Dean Donofrio and John Coppola, and produced by Michael Sonntag. (more...)

AMERICAN BUFFALO, WHAT WE'RE UP AGAINST and More Set for Keegan Theatre's 20th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

The Keegan Theatre announces its 2016-2017, 20th anniversary season. (more...)

Mary-Arrchie Extends AMERICAN BUFFALO
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

Due to popular demand, Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co.'s sell-out production of American Buffalo will add an additional four weeks of performances, extending through April 17, 2016. The company also welcomes Mark Vallarta to the cast in the role of Teach beginning March 24, 2016. (more...)

Tony Winner Kelli O'Hara to Headline Long Wharf Theatre's 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

Broadway's Anna is headed to Connecticut this summer! Long Wharf Theatre will welcome Tony Award-winning THE KING AND I star Kelli O'Hara at its annual Gala on Monday, June 6, 2016. (more...)

Imelda Staunton, Benedict Cumberbatch and Mark Rylance Featured in New Book CURTAIN CALL: A YEAR BACKSTAGE IN LONDON THEATRE
by Marianka Swain - Mar 4, 2016

Curtain Call has announced the publication of their inaugural book, which boasts never before seen photography from nearly 60 London theatre productions in 2015/16. CURTAIN CALL: A YEAR BACKSTAGE IN LONDON THEATRE, created by photographer Matt Humphrey and actor/director John Schwab, features an extraordinary collection of fly-on-the-wall backstage images, offering glimpses of big names like Benedict Cumberbatch, Nicole Kidman, Mark Rylance, Imelda Staunton, Kristin Scott Thomas, Mark Strong and Damian Lewis. Inspired by the 40th anniversary of the Olivier Awards, it's the first in a planned series of photography books. (more...)

Imelda Staunton, Benedict Cumberbatch and Mark Rylance Featured in New Book CURTAIN CALL: A YEAR BACKSTAGE IN LONDON THEATRE
by Marianka Swain - Mar 4, 2016

Curtain Call has announced the publication of their inaugural book, which boasts never before seen photography from nearly 60 London theatre productions in 2015/16. CURTAIN CALL: A YEAR BACKSTAGE IN LONDON THEATRE, created by photographer Matt Humphrey and actor/director John Schwab, features an extraordinary collection of fly-on-the-wall backstage images, offering glimpses of big names like Benedict Cumberbatch, Nicole Kidman, Mark Rylance, Imelda Staunton, Kristin Scott Thomas, Mark Strong and Damian Lewis. Inspired by the 40th anniversary of the Olivier Awards, it's the first in a planned series of photography books. (more...)

Curtain Call Publishes First Book 'A Year Backstage In London Theatre'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

Curtain Call: A Year Backstage in London Theatre is the first in a series of photography books by photographer Matt Humphrey and actor/director John Schwab featuring an extraordinary collection of fly-on-the-wall backstage photography from London theatre productions in 2015/16. Inspired by the 40th anniversary of the Olivier Awards, in addition to exclusive backstage photography, Curtain Call also includes a foreword by renowned actor David Suchet and extended interviews with Chief Executive of The Old Vic Sally Greene, Artistic Director of the Royal Court Vicky Featherstone, casting director Jessica Ronane and actress Kate Fleetwood. The book is now exclusively available to pre-order from www.curtaincallonline.com (more...)

THE REAL THING, DEAR MASTER & More Set for Aurora Theatre Company's 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Berkeley's acclaimed Aurora Theatre Company proudly announces the lineup for its 25th anniversary season. The company opens the season with a revival of Dorothy Bryant's DEAR MASTER, directed by acclaimed actress and director Joy Carlin and featuring Kimberly King and Michael Ray Wisely. (more...)

BWW Interview: A Women's History Month Special with ECLIPSED Director Liesl Tommy
by Adrienne Onofri - Mar 30, 2016

It's only appropriate that Tommy, who's committed to diversity and an int'l perspective in theater, is helming an Africa-set play that's Broadway's first ever whose writer, director and cast are all black women. (more...)

KC Rep Announces Cast of THE FANTASTICKS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Kansas City Repertory Theatre will continue its 2015-16 season with The Fantasticks, directed by Kansas City Repertory Theatre's Producing Director Jerry Genochio. (more...)

Timothy Olyphant Stars in HOLD ON TO ME DARLING, Opening Tonight at Atlantic Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company presents the world premiere of Academy Award nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist Kenneth Lonergan's latest play HOLD ON TO ME DARLING, directed by Atlantic Artistic Director Neil Pepe. (more...)

New York Premiere Set for MITF Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Broadway veterans Victoria Lecta Cave, Mike Longo*, and Antonio Suarez* round out the ensemble of Corpus, a new play by Jordan Stovall making its New York debut. (more...)

New Works by Tracy Letts, Bruce Norris & Anna Deavere Smith Included in Second Stage Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced three New York Premiere productions for its upcoming 38th season. The season will kick off in October 2016 with the New York Premiere ofNOTES FROM THE FIELD: DOING TIME IN EDUCATION, the latest work created, written and performed by groundbreaking theatre artist Anna Deavere Smith and directed by Leonard Foglia. This marks Ms. Smith and Mr. Foglia's return to Second Stage Theatre, where their previous collaboration, Let Me Down Easy, had its New York Premiere in 2008. (more...)

Aztec Economy to Present Limited Engagement of Casey Wimpee's BUTCHER HOLLER HERE WE COME
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2016

Aztec Economy will be re-mounted for a limited engagement, 4 invited performances of Butcher Holler Here We Come as a part of Spit & Vigor's IRT 3B Residency. Details below... (more...)

The Old Globe Extends World Premiere of Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Old Globe today announced further news about its 2016 Summer Season, which will feature new and familiar works directed by four major American stalwarts. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 6/20/2016 - Elly Awards and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 20, 2016

Today's big news: The 6th annual Elly Awards luncheon will honor HAMILTON's Phillipa Soo and more! (more...)

Musical Theater Heritage to Offer Concert Presentation of New Musical HURRICANE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Musical Theater Heritage will enters the foray of original new work by presenting a concert style reading of Michael Finke's new musical, HURRICANE. MTH is bringing the composer in from New York and will spend the week fine-tuning the new musical culminating with a free public reading on Sunday, June 26 at 8pm. (more...)

AUSTIN to Open Off-Broadway This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

The Off-Broadway premiere of Elda Cusick's new play, Austin, will begin a limited engagement on Saturday July 23rd at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues). Ed Setrakian directs a cast that stars Thomas G. Waites ('OZ'), James McCaffrey ('Rescue Me'), Rochelle Bostrom, AJ Cedeño, and Michaela Waites. Opening Night is set for August 4th. Austin will play a limited run through September 10th only. (more...)

UK Premiere of ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL Set for Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

The UK premiere of the hit Off Broadway musical Adding Machine: A Musical, composed by Joshua Schmidt, with libretto by Jason Loewith and Joshua Schmidt, and based on the classic play by Elmer Rice, opens at the Finborough Theatre on Wednesday, 28 September 2016 (Press Nights: Friday 30 September and Saturday 1 October 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

THE OFFICE's Jenna Fischer and More to Star in Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of the world premiere of Steve Martin's new play METEOR SHOWER, an adult comedy, marking his welcome return to the Globe following the great success of Bright Star. (more...)

PUPPET UP! - UNCENSORED Announces Puppeteers Lineup for The Venetian
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

'Puppet Up! - Uncensored,' which is set to debut in its new home inside The Sands Showroom at The Venetian Las Vegas on July 21, has just unveiled its lineup of expert puppeteers ready to bring their irreverent and unpredictable style of comedy to the Las Vegas Strip. (more...)

Additional Casting Announced for 2016/17 season at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

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Steve Martin's Starry METEOR SHOWER Extends Again at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

The Old Globe today announced that, due to popular demand, another additional week has been added to the world premiere run of Steve Martin's new play Meteor Shower, which will now play July 30 - September 18, 2016, with opening night on August 7. (more...)

JOHN and More Slated for Stray Cat Theatre's 15th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Stray Cat Theatre unleashes its 2016-2017 Season! (more...)

Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Reveals 2015 Nominations for Achievements in Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle (LADCC) has announced its nominations and special awards for excellence in Los Angeles and Orange County theatre for the year 2015 (Dec. 1, 2014 - Nov. 30, 2015). (more...)

Anonymous Caller Convinces David Mamet To Allow Reviews of Mary-Arrchie's AMERICAN BUFFALO
by Michael Dale - Feb 4, 2016

The Chicago production had been denied the right to invite critics due to a standard practice. (more...)

2016 Olivier Award Nominations Announced; GYPSY & KINKY BOOTS Lead the Pack
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

The nominations for the Olivier Awards 2016 with MasterCard, the most prestigious event in the UK's theatrical calendar, were announced today (Monday 29 February) by past winners Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton at Rosewood London, the awards' official hotel partner. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS, BECKHAM, Branagh, Cumberbatch Lead Olivier Awards Nominations!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

The nominations for the Olivier Awards 2016 with MasterCard, the most prestigious event in the UK's theatrical calendar, were announced today (Monday 29 February) by past winners Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton at Rosewood London, the awards' official hotel partner. (more...)

The Gamm Theatre Announces 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2016

Tony Estrella, artistic director of The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (The Gamm), is pleased to announce the theater's 2016-2017 Season. The diverse 5-play line-up includes contemporary landmark plays, a world premiere adaptation of a classic masterpiece, and a cutting-edge sci-fi crime drama new to Gamm audiences. 'In what may be our most ambitious slate of plays yet, we'll travel to the Tudor court of 16th-century England for King Elizabeth, a new version of Friedrich Schiller's political masterpiece Mary Stuart; then to a girls boarding school in New England for Lillian Hellman's groundbreaking Depression-era drama, The Children's Hour. (more...)


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Mary-Arrchie Theatre Extends Final Production AMERICAN BUFFALO by Two Weeks; Welcomes New 'Bobby'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

Due to popular demand, Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co.'s sell-out production of American Buffalo will add two additional weeks of performances, extending through March 20, 2016. The company is also pleased to announce actor Spenser Davis will join the cast in the role of Bobby beginning March 10, 2016.   (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Mary-Arrchie's AMERICAN BUFFALO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co. closes its 30th and final season with David Mamet's gripping and often hilarious drama American Buffalo, directed by Carlo Lorenzo Garcia, playing now through March 6, 2016 at Angel Island, 735 W. Sheridan Rd. in Chicago. The press opening is Friday, February 5 at 8 pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Stark Naked Theatre to Stage American Classic WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

Stark Naked Theatre presents the classic, yet ever-relevant dark comedy Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf? by Edward Albee.  (more...)

Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co. Closes Final Season with AMERICAN BUFFALO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co. closes its 30th and final season with David Mamet's gripping and often hilarious drama American Buffalo, directed by Carlo Lorenzo Garcia, playing January 28 - March 6, 2016 at Angel Island, 735 W. Sheridan Rd. in Chicago. (more...)

AUSTIN, Starring Thomas G. Waites & James McCaffrey, Opens Tonight at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

The Off-Broadway premiere of Elda Cusick's new play, Austin, will open tonight, August 4th, at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues). Ed Setrakian directs a cast that stars Thomas G. Waites ('OZ'), James McCaffrey ('Rescue Me'), Rochelle Bostrom, AJ Cedeño, and Michaela Waites. Austin will play a limited run through September 10th only. (more...)

Tony Shalhoub, John Cariani, Katrina Lenk and More to Lead THE BAND'S VISIT Premiere at Atlantic Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company just announced casting for the world premiere musical The Band's Visit, directed by Lortel and Obie Award winner David Cromer and featuring a book by Drama Desk Award nominee Itamar Moses, an original score by three-time Tony Award nominee David Yazbekand choreography by Lee Sher. (more...)

Magician and Actor Brett Schneider to Bring Illusions to THE MAGIC PLAY at Goodman; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

This fall, Goodman Theatre combines world-class magic with a human story of loss and love in the world premiere of The Magic Play, by Andrew Hinderaker and directed by Halena Kays, starting October 21. (more...)

4th Wall Theatre Kicks Off 2016-17 Season With TRUE WEST
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

4th Wall Theatre Company (formerly Stark Naked Theatre Company) opens its 2016-2017 season on September 9th  with Sam Shepard's Tony-nominated masterpiece, True West-a modern American classic exploring themes of sibling rivalry, art as commerce, and what it means to 'be a man.' Like a runaway train, this dark comedy about two brothers and their mutual resentment takes audiences on a thrill ride into the dark side of the human psyche, with laughs and unexpected moments of revelation along the way.  In its world premiere, the San Francisco Chronicle noted that True West is "clear, funny, naturalistic. It's also opaque, terrifying, surrealistic.  If that sounds contradictory, you're on to one aspect of Shepard's winning genius-the ability to make you think your watching one thing while at the same time he's presenting another." (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre to Host 2016 Contemporary American Voices Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Long Wharf Theatre's Contemporary American Voices Festival, an annual celebration of adventurous, innovative new plays, will kick off the 2016-17 season. (more...)

Gregory Linington and Isabel Keating Join Marg Helgenberger in THE LITTLE FOXES at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

There are people who eat and there are those who get eaten. This fall, Arena Stage serves up Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, a delicious drama about family greed and betrayal. Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe nominee Marg Helgenberger, known for her 12 seasons as Catherine Willows on CBS's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, stars as Regina Giddens under veteran director Kyle Donnelly, who has directed more than 20 productions at Arena Stage. The Little Foxesruns September 23-October 30, 2016 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Point Park University's The REP Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

The 2016-2017 season of The REP, Point Park University's professional theatre company, will include regional premieres and shows written by some of the best contemporary playwrights. (more...)

Olivier Award Winners 2016 - Full List Of Nominees And Winners!
by Carrie Dunn - Apr 3, 2016

Here's a full list of Olivier Award nominees and winners - we updated this story LIVE throughout the ceremony. Winners are indicated in bold type. Who were you cheering for? (more...)

STAGE TUBE: 43rd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards Nominees Are Announced - HEATHERS, BYHALIA, MISSISSIPPI, LONDON WALL and More!
by Stage Tube - Apr 27, 2016

The Jeff Awards Committee today announced 121 nominations in 24 categories for the 43rd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards for productions that opened between April 1, 2015, and March 31, 2016. The Non-Equity Awards honor excellence in Chicago theatres not under a union contract. Jeff judges attended opening nights of 148 productions offered by 67 Non-Equity producing organizations. The Jeff Committee recommended 65 of those shows (or 44%), making them eligible for Non-Equity Jeff Award nominations. Of the 65 Jeff Recommended productions, a record 53 (or 82%) received nominations, representing 32 theatre companies. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 4/25/2016 - FULLY COMMITTED Opens and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 25, 2016

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: The Actors Fund hosts its 2016 gala, and FULLY COMMITTED, starring Jesse Tyler Ferguson, opens on Broadway! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 16, 2016
by - Apr 16, 2016

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

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts to Present Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS presents the fourth production in its innovative and award-winning ONSTAGE Series with the Tony award-winning rock musical, AMERICAN IDIOT, music by Green Day, lyrics by Billie Joe Armstrong, book by Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer, musical direction by David O, choreography by Dana Solimando and directed by Brian Kite. AMERICAN IDIOT will preview on Friday, April 29 (with a press opening on Saturday, April 30 at 8pm) and will run through Sunday, May 15 - ONSTAGE at LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, 14900 La Mirada Blvd. in La Mirada. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Open 2016 Season with ART and RED in Rep
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Westport Country Playhouse will open its 2016 Season with two Tony Award-winning plays staged in repertory, "Art" and "Red," with each play alternating daily, from May 3 through May 29.  "Art" by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton, and "Red" by John Logan, will be directed by Mark Lamos, Playhouse artistic director.  Each of the plays is about art:  making it, owning it, the anguish of creating it, and the ache of believing in it.   (more...)

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