Salisbury Playhouse and Living Spit to Stage FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Salisbury Playhouse and Bristol-based Living Spit present a new comedy adaptation with songs of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. (more...)

John Wesley Shipp in TWELVE ANGRY MEN Opens Tonight at Judson Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

 Tonight is Opening Night for Twelve Angry Men at Judson Theatre Company (Morgan Sills, Executive Producer and Daniel Haley, Artistic Director). Two-time Emmy winning Broadway and Television star John Wesley Shipp,currently on the CW's The Flash, plays the iconic role of Juror #8. Twelve Angry Men opens tonight at 7:00 pm and runs through Sunday, September 25 at Owens Auditorium on the campus of Sandhills Community College, located at 3395 Airport Road in Pinehurst. (more...)

Matthew Broderick Set for Irish Rep's Re-Opening Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Irish Repertory Theatre has announced the official re-opening of the new Irish Repertory Theatre, the New York home for Irish and Irish-American theatre. (more...)

Stage Left Theatre Announces incoming Co-Artistic Directors and New Ensemble Members
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Stage Left Theatre announces that current Artistic Director Vance Smith will be succeeded by Co-Artistic Directors Jason A. Fleece and Amy Szerlong. An Ensemble Member since 2009, Fleece has served as Associate Artistic Director since 2013. He recently directed SLT's critically-acclaimed production of The Body of an American. Involved with Stage Left since 2012, Szerlong became an Artistic Associate in 2013 and an Ensemble Member in 2015. She is currently directing the world premiere of The Bottle Tree. Smith will maintain his role through October, and will produce The Bottle Tree with the assistance of the new leadership. (more...)

Benjamin Scheuer's THE LION Sets Full Team for Run at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the cast and complete creative team for the highly acclaimed musical memoir The Lion, written and performed by award-winning songwriter Benjamin Scheuer and directed by Sean Daniels. (more...)

Virginia Stage Company Announces New Producing Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2016

After a national search, Virginia Stage Company is excited to announce the appointment of Tom Quaintance to the position of Producing Artistic Director. Quaintance will work with the Virginia Stage board and staff over the next few months and begin in full on December 1, 2016. Previously, Quaintance served as the Artistic Director of Cape Fear Regional Theatre, an Associate Artist with PlayMakers Repertory Company and Open Fist Theatre Company, and was the Founder and Artistic Director of FreightTrain Shakespeare in Los Angeles. (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...)

The Pearl Theatre Company Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

The Pearl Theatre Company has announced programming for the 2016-17 season. All four productions will take place at The Pearl Theater (555 West 42nd Street.) (more...)

Archbishop Stepinac High School Senior Receives WBT Scholarship
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

This year's recipient, of the Bob Fitzsimmons Scholarship is Christian Prato, a senior at Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains, NY.  It will be awarded to him on Stage at Westchester Broadway Theatre on Thursday, May 12, 2016. (more...)

Tarragon Theatre to Host 2016 Play Reading Week This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

We invite you to join us for Tarragon's annual Play Reading Week, an exciting celebration of plays-in-development by the talented playwrights associated with the theatre. (more...)

Tony Kushner, Michael Frayn and Beth Steel Announced for Hampstead Theatre Autumn Season
by Marianka Swain - May 27, 2016

The Hampstead Theatre has announced its Autumn season 2016 for the Main Stage. Leading off in September is the world premiere of Beth Steel's compelling new thriller LABYRINTH, directed by Anna Ledwich. (more...)

Irish Rep & The Public to Bring Abbey Theatre's QUIETLY to New York
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Irish Repertory Theatre, in association with The Public Theater will present the US premiere of the Abbey Theatre's production of QUIETLY. Written by Owen McCafferty and directed by Jimmy Fay, previews begin July 20, 2016, at Irish Rep Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) with opening night set for TBD. QUIETLY plays a limited engagement through September 11, 2016.  Tickets are on sale now through Irish Rep's box office at 212-727-2737 or online at www.irishrep.org. (more...)

BWW Review: CentreStage's AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE - And Just What Would Ibsen Write About Flint, Michigan?
by Joseph Baker - May 2, 2016

As the curtain prepares to close on the theatre season in Memphis, 'tried and true' standards -- A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE at Germantown Community Theatre and HAY FEVER at Theatre Memphis -- are competing stage to stage with powerhouse musicals -- MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL at Playhouse on the Square. Easy to overlook is CentreStage Theatre's 'small scale' but timely production of Henrik Ibsen's An Enemy of the People, staged at the Evergreen Theatre. While the intimate confines of that particular venue necessarily limit the production values that might be found elsewhere, the themes and surprising ironic twists, as well as the commitment of Director Marler Stone and his ensemble, are as relevant and riveting as an audience might wish -- Just how much 'truth' should be shared with the public? When funds go 'head to head' with environmental and health concerns, which will out? When democracy is allowed to go 'full steam ahead,' are there inherent dangers? Frankly, the play -- written decades ago -- reminds me how far ahead of his time Ibsen was as a writer. (more...)

Frank Langella-Led THE FATHER get One Week Extension at Manhattan Theatre Club
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of The Father, the new play by Moliere Award winner Florian Zeller, with a translation by two-time Tony Award winner Christopher Hampton (Sunset Boulevard, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, God of Carnage) and directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes (Doubt, Outside Mullingar, City of Conversation) will extend by one week at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). The limited engagement, which opened on April 14 to critical raves, has been extended through Sunday, June 19. (more...)

Playwright, Neuroscientist, RADIOLAB Host Set for MTC's INCOGNITO Panel
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club, in partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, announces the upcoming Sloan Panel Discussion on INCOGNITO, which will be held following the Tuesday, May 17 performance of the play at MTC at New York City Center-Stage I (131 West 55th Street), and is open to anyone attending the evening's performance. (more...)

RTST and Sheffield Theatres Announce Shortlist for RTST Director Award 2016
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

The Royal Theatrical Support Trust (RTST) and Sheffield Theatres are delighted to announce the shortlist for the RTST Director Award 2016. (more...)

Rehearsals Now Underway for Tarragon's THE SUMMONED
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Rehearsals are underway for Tarragon Theatre's world premiere of The Summoned by celebrated Canadian actor and screenwriter Fabrizio Filippo, now making his Tarragon playwriting debut with this twisted technological thriller that  takes audiences on a whirlwind ride from the past and into the future of the digital age. Directed by Tarragon's Artistic Director Richard Rose, The Summoned previews from April 20, opens April 27 and runs to May 29 in Tarragon's Mainspace. (more...)

UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Dram to Present AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama presents Henrik Ibsen's classic An Enemy of the People, an examination of societal dynamics that is perhaps even more relevant today than when it was written in 1882. At the heart of this story is individual truth-telling versus popular opinion, the ulterior motives of economic interests, and the question of whether truth is ever absolute. In Ibsen's words, spoken by the play's idealistic Dr. Stockmann, 'Truth shifts. You don't seem to realize that over the centuries what were truths reconfigure as lies.' (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 3/20/2016
by BWW - Mar 20, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/20/2016 for Ft. Myers/Naples (more...)

Malcolm Sinclair and Chris Peluso Join SHOW BOAT - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Malcolm Sinclair (Capt. Andy Hawks) and Chris Peluso (Gaylord Ravenal) will join original Sheffield cast members Gina Beck (Magnolia Hawks), Lucy Briers (Parthy Ann Hawks), Rebecca Trehearn (Julia La Verne), Emmanuel Kojo(Joe), Sandra Marvin (Queenie), Alex Young (Ellie May Chipley) and Danny Collins (Frank Schultz) in the West End cast of Daniel Evans' five star production of Show Boat. (more...)

Christian Coulson and Victoria Frings to Lead CONSTELLATIONS at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

The Old Globe just announced the complete cast and creative team of its production of Nick Payne's Broadway hit play CONSTELLATIONS, arriving April 9, directed by the Globe's own Richard Seer. BroadwayWorld is excited to report that Christian Coulson and Victoria Frings will star in the two-person play. (more...)

Tom Grace, Matt Ray Brown and Rory Fairbairn Announced for JOURNEY'S END Tour
by Marianka Swain - Jun 7, 2016

Immersion Theatre today announced lead casting for their Autumn 2016 tour of R.C. Sherriff's Journey's End. Tom Grace (The Ilyiad, Labyrinth) will play Stanhope, and will be joined by Matt Ray Brown (1984, Ghosts) as Osborne and Rory Fairbairn (Madame X, Blackout) as Raleigh. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Set for Ayad Akhtar's JUNK: THE GOLDEN AGE OF DEBT at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of JUNK: The Golden Age of Debt, by Pulitzer Prize winner and Tony Award nominee Ayad Akhtar (Broadway's Disgraced; Playhouse's The Who & The What), directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes (Outside Mullingar, Doubt). The recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award, JUNK: The Golden Age of Debt runs in the Mandell Weiss Theatre July 26 - August 21. Tickets are available at LaJollaPlayhouse.org or by calling (858) 550-1010. (more...)

Photo Flash: HENRY V Opens at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre presents Henry V, now through 9 July 2016. Check out photos from opening night below! (more...)

Alex Beyer, Julianne Boyd and Bart Roccoberton, Jr. Set for This Week's State of the ARTS on WPKN-FM
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Pianist Alex Beyer, Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Director of UConn Puppet Arts Program Bart Roccoberton, Jr., are highlighted this week (Friday, June 24) on State of the ARTS which airs LIVE every Fridayfrom 12noon to 1pm on WPKN-FM (89.5) in Bridgeport, Connecticut. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at HENRY V at Regent's Park Open Air
by Marianka Swain - Jun 21, 2016

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre presents HENRY V, starring Olivier Award-winning actress Michelle Terry in the title role. The production is now in previews, with press night tomorrow, and runs until 9 July. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's HENRY V
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre presents Henry V, now in rehearsal. Check out photos below! (more...)

Greg Hicks Returns to the Arcola Theatre in Tolstoy's THE KREUTZER SONATA
by Marianka Swain - Jun 1, 2016

An acclaimed new production of Leo Tolstoy's THE KREUTZER SONATA, adapted by Nancy Harris and starring RSC Associate Artist Greg Hicks, will transfer to Arcola Theatre from Wednesday 6 to Saturday 23 July. Press night is Monday 11 July at 7.30pm. (more...)

Adirondack Theatre Festival to Continue Season with A COMEDY OF MANORS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Continuing Adirondack Theatre Festival's (ATF) 22nd summer season of professional theatre is A COMEDY OF MANORS. Performances will be held at the Charles R. Wood Theater (207 Glen Street in downtown Glens Falls) July 12th - July 22nd at 7:30pm with a special matinee performance on July 20th at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $32-$45 and are available at the Wood Theater Box Office, online at ATFestival.org, or by calling (518) 480-4878. Discount season flex passes are available for the full seven show line-up. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Irish Repertory Theatre Celebrates Opening Night of QUIETLY
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 29, 2016

Irish Repertory Theatre, in association with The Public Theater, presents the US premiere of theAbbey Theatre's production of QUIETLY. Written by Owen McCafferty and directed by Jimmy Fay, previews began July 20, at Irish Rep Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) with opening night  last night, July 28, 2016. QUIETLY plays a limited engagement through September 11, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Abbey Theatre's QUIETLY, Opening Tonight at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Irish Repertory Theatre, in association with The Public Theater, presents the US premiere of the Abbey Theatre's production of QUIETLY. Written by Owen McCafferty and directed by Jimmy Fay, previews began July 20, at Irish Rep Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) with opening night set for tonight, July 28, 2016. QUIETLY plays a limited engagement through September 11, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Cast Set for To-By-For Productions' MECHANICS OF LOVE at The Paradise Factory
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

To-By-For Productions is proud to present the New York Premiere of Dipika Guha's MECHANICS OF LOVE, directed by Elena Araoz (She-She-She in Ice Factory Festival; Architecture of Becoming with Women's Project) at The Paradise Factory (64 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery) September 8-24. (more...)

Thornton Wilder's Adaptation of A DOLL'S HOUSE Hits the Shelves
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is pleased to announce the publication of Thornton Wilder's adaptation of Ibsen's classic A Doll's House. (more...)

VIDEO: Nathan Lane, Gabriel Byrnes & More Theater Vets Star in NO PAY, NUDITY
by Movies News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Below, get a first look at the trailer for Lee Wilkof's NO PAY, NUDITY, starring Broadway's Nathan Lane, Laurie Metcalf, Boyd Gains, Jeremy Shamos, Gabriel Byrnes and many more theater favorites. (more...)

Mile Square Theatre to Stage THE AMERICAN SOLDIER to Honor Veterans Over 9/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Stage, film and television actor Douglas Taurel brings his powerful and electrifying piece THE AMERICAN SOLDIER to Mile Square Theatre September 9, 10, and 11. (more...)

The Pearl to Stage U.S. Premiere of David Harrower's Version of PUBLIC ENEMY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

The Pearl Theatre Company will present the U.S. Premiere of Henrik Ibsen's Public Enemy in a version by internationally acclaimed Scottish playwright David Harrower. Directed by the Pearl's Artistic Director Hal Brooks, the production will run from September 29-October 29. (more...)

Nikki M. James, Jose Llana and Andrew Kober to Lead the Public's TWELFTH NIGHT Musical Adaptation
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

The Public Theater will kick off the 2016-17 season in September with a free Public Works musical adaptation of TWELFTH NIGHT, conceived by Kwame Kwei-Armah and Shaina Taub, with music and lyrics by Shaina Taub. Directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah, TWELFTH NIGHT will once again feature over 200 actors and community members alongside five equity actors, including this year Nikki M. James as Viola and Jose Llana as Orsino. (more...)

NO PAY, NUDITY, Starring Nathan Lane, Gabriel Byrnes & More Theater Vets, Set for Theaters Nationwide
by Movies News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Monterey Media has bought the U.S. and Canada rights to Lee Wilkof's comedy drama NO PAY, NUDITY, starring Broadway's Nathan Lane (IT'S ONLY A PLAY), Frances Conroy (THE RIDE DOWN MT. MORGAN), Boyd Gains (An Enemy of the People), Jeremy Shamos (NOISES OFF), Gabriel Byrnes (LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT) and many more theater favorites. (more...)

Mark Bly Joins Fordham/Primary Stages' MFA Playwriting Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Dramaturg Mark Bly, who has worked as an adjunct instructor for the Fordham University Theatre Department since 2014, has just joined the Fordham/Primary Stages MFA program as co-director, in collaboration with Elliot Fox of Primary Stages. (more...)

Neil Patrick Harris, Pam McKinnon, Sutton Foster & More Set for 92Y This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

The 92Y has announced its Fall 2016 theater season, featuring Neil Patrick Harris, Pam MacKinnon, Sutton Foster and more. (more...)

Kelley Curran Steps Into SENSE & SENSIBILITY, BEDLAM Taps New Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

BEDLAM has just announced that Kimberly Pau Boston has been named BEDLAM's new Managing Director. Additionally, Kelley Curran is now starring as Elinor in BEDLAM's critically acclaimed production of SENSE & SENSIBITY which is extended through Sunday, November 20, 2016, at The Gym at Judson (243 Thompson Street). (more...)

Mile Square Theatre to Stage THE AMERICAN SOLDIER This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Stage, film and television actor Douglas Taurel brings his powerful and electrifying piece THE AMERICAN SOLDIER to Mile Square Theatre September 9, 10, and 11. (more...)

Abbey Theatre's QUIETLY Extends at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Irish Repertory Theatre, in association with The Public Theater, announced an extension for the US premiere of the Abbey Theatre's production of QUIETLY. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Stars of CONSTELLATIONS at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

The Old Globe presents Nick Payne's Broadway hit play CONSTELLATIONS, arriving April 9, directed by the Globe's own Richard Seer. Christian Coulson and Victoria Frings will star in the two-person play. CONSTELLATIONS will run April 9 through May 8, 2016, in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is Friday, April 14 at 8:00 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

Ain Gordon World Premiere Set for Painted Bride Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

1972: Dr. John Fryer dons an oversize tuxedo and rubber joke shop mask to become Dr. Henry Anonymous and confront the American Psychiatric Association with these words: 'I am a homosexual, I am a psychiatrist.' The latest work by renowned theatre artist Ain Gordon, 217 Boxes of Dr. Henry Anonymous, is a new play drawn from the 217 boxes of archive materials from national LGBT activist of Dr. John Fryer discovered by Ain Gordon during his two-year embedded artist status at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP). This new work is set to run, May 5-7, at the Painted Bride Arts Center, 230 Vine Street. All performances are at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $20. Painted Bride and Historical Society of Pennsylvania members can save $5. Tickets and more information are available online at www.paintedbride.org or by phone at 215.925.9914. (more...)

Full Cast Set for Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's HENRY V
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Ahead of celebrating Shakespeare400, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre announce their full casting for Henry V. (more...)

Jameson Gilpatrick to Step Down as Bristol Riverside Theatre Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Bristol Riverside Theatre (BRT) has announced that Jameson Gilpatrick will step down as Managing Director. Mr. Gilpatrick, who has been with the theatre since 2014, has accepted a position with Steps on Broadway in New York City to serve as the organization's Finance Director.  (more...)

Mikhail Durnenkov's THE WAR HAS NOT YET STARTED to Play at the Theatre Royal Plymouth, May 12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Theatre Royal Plymouth Artistic Director Simon Stokes today announces that The War Has Not Yet Started, Mikhail Durnenkov's funny, eye-opening and surreal dark comedy about everyday people fighting everyday wars, opens in The Drum next month.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Chris Peluso, Gina Beck and More in UK's SHOW BOAT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Daniel Evans' sell-out Sheffield Crucible production of Show Boat has transferred to the West End and is now in previews, with press night on Monday 25 April 2016.  Show Boat is booking at the New London Theatre to 7 January 2017.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CONSTELLATIONS at The Old Globe, Opening Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

The Old Globe presents Nick Payne's Broadway hit play CONSTELLATIONS, arriving April 9, directed by the Globe's own Richard Seer. Christian Coulson and Victoria Frings will star in the two-person play. CONSTELLATIONS will run April 9 through May 8, 2016, in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is tonight, April 14 at 8:00 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast below! (more...)

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