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In Oscar Wilde's brilliantly witty comedy, fate catches up to politician Robert Chiltern when a mysterious woman produces a letter revealing a past misdeed. Is this a public scandal or private shame? One of the more serious of Wilde's social comedies, "An Ideal Husband" focuses on the often corrupt underpinnings of wealth and power, how information and knowledge in politics hold sway, and how public and personal morality can collide. "An Ideal Husband" also takes a good-natured poke at the institution of marriage, asking us if it is it truly possible to try to have an "ideal" marriage. In the end, Wilde's message is surprisingly benign: only love really matters, only love will lead to happiness.



COD College Theater Presents A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE at the MAC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

College of DuPage (COD) College Theater presents Oscar Wilde's "A Woman of No Importance," directed by COD Professor of Theater, Amelia Barrett at the McAninch Arts Center's Studio Theatre, Oct. 6-23. "A Woman of No Importance" premiered in 1893 in London's Haymarket Theatre. As with many of Wilde's plays, it satirizes English upper class society and features many witty, memorable and highly quotable lines, such as "Men marry because they are tired; women because they are curious. Both are disappointed;" and "Nothing succeeds like excess." Please note: This play contains adult language and themes. (more...)

THE GOOD ADOPTEE to Tour Connecticut for National Adoption Awareness Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Can you imagine not knowing your own identity? That's the reality for millions of adoptees and the focus of Suzanne Bachner's award-winning show, The Good Adoptee, which will tour Connecticut this fall to help garner support for restoring Connecticut adoptees' access to their original birth certificates. (more...)

The Finborough Rediscovers Howard Brenton Classic, MAGNIFICENCE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

"I loathe us, I loathe our stupid puerile view of the World … That WE have only to do it, that WE have only to go puff, and the monster buildings will go splat…" The first professional London production in over 40 years of Magnificence, the seminal 1973 play by revered British dramatist Howard Brenton, runs at the Finborough Theatre for a strictly limited four week season from Tuesday, 25 October 2016 (Press Nights: Thursday, 27 October and Friday, 28 October 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

THE OTHER MOZART Starts Again Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The Other Mozart (Drama Desk and Off Broadway Alliance award-nominated and New York Innovative Theatre award-winning) returns Off Broadway this season. (more...)

Irish Arts Center's Comedy HOW TO KEEP AN ALIEN Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Irish Arts Center (IAC), the arts and cultural center dedicated to projecting a dynamic image of Ireland and Irish America for the 21st century, presents the U.S. premiere of Rough Magic's How to Keep an Alien (tonight, Sep 15-Oct 1), written by and starring Sonya Kelly. (more...)

Jody Christopherson Joins THE OTHER MOZART Off-Broadway This Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

The Other Mozart (Drama Desk and Off Broadway Alliance award-nominated and New York Innovative Theatre award-winning) returns to Off Broadway this season. (more...)

COD College Theater Presents A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE at the MAC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

College of DuPage (COD) College Theater presents Oscar Wilde's "A Woman of No Importance," directed by COD Professor of Theater, Amelia Barrett at the McAninch Arts Center's Studio Theatre, Oct. 6-23. "A Woman of No Importance" premiered in 1893 in London's Haymarket Theatre. As with many of Wilde's plays, it satirizes English upper class society and features many witty, memorable and highly quotable lines, such as "Men marry because they are tired; women because they are curious. Both are disappointed;" and "Nothing succeeds like excess." Please note: This play contains adult language and themes. (more...)

Sam Bass Theatre to Stage Re-Imagining of Arthur Miller's THE CRUCIBLE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Sam Bass Theatre presents THE CRUCIBLE by Arthur Miller, a re-imagining of a classic directed by Olin Meadows, October 27-October 31, playing Thursdays - Monday at 8:00pm at Sam Bass Theatre. (more...)

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...)

Patrick Marber's Critically Acclaimed Production Of Tom Stoppard's Travesties Transfers To The West End Next Year
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Patrick Marber's critically acclaimed production of Tom Stoppard's Travesties transfers to the West End in 2017 for a limited run at the Apollo Theatre - with over 100 tickets at each performance at just £20. (more...)

Teresa Fischer to Bring WHAT'S NEXT? to Don't Tell Mama
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Spotlight On Productions is proud to bring you a vibrant, eclectic and subtly layered cabaret show: WHAT'S NEXT? Exploring the places and events we revisit or imagine when figuring out what's next. Teresa Fischer brings life to the work of a wide range of composers including; Jerome Kern, Andrew Lippa, Nancy Griffith, Holly Williams, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and Jimmy Webb. (more...)

THE GOOD ADOPTEE to Tour Connecticut for National Adoption Awareness Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

Can you imagine not knowing your own identity? That's the reality for millions of adoptees and the focus of Suzanne Bachner's award-winning show, The Good Adoptee, which will tour Connecticut this fall to help garner support for restoring Connecticut adoptees' access to their original birth certificates. (more...)

J. Bernard Calloway to Return in Title Role of 'THE GRINCH' at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the Globe's 19th annual production of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (more...)

Spotlight On Productions Presents WHAT'S NEXT?
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Spotlight On Productions is proud to bring you a vibrant, eclectic and subtly layered cabaret show: WHAT'S NEXT?   Exploring the places and events we revisit or imagine when figuring out what's next.  Teresa Fischer brings life to the work of a wide range of composers including; Jerome Kern, Andrew Lippa, Nancy Griffith, Holly Williams, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and Jimmy Webb. (more...)

Park Theatre Announces Casting for SAVING JASON
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Casting has been announced for Park Theatre's new dark comedy Saving Jason, created by the two-time Olivier Award nominated writer of the West End/Broadway hits Glorious! and End of the Rainbow, Peter Quilter. Directed by Steven Dexter, the cast includes Jacques Miche, Tor Clark, Cory Peterson, William Oxborrow, Julie Armstrong and Paddy Navin. Saving Jason will play at Park90, from 2 November until 3 December 2016, with a press night on Monday 7 November, 7pm.  (more...)

Erik Ehn's New Experimental Drama CLOVER to Play La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

La MaMa presents Clover, a new experimental theater drama about America's history of violence by Erik Ehn, directed by Glory Kadigan with original music by Maya Solovey and original puppet design & puppetry direction by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew. Performances will be staged at the First Floor Theatre at La MaMa, 74a East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003 from December 1-16, 2016. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Raleigh - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/06/2016 for Raleigh (more...)

J. Bernard Calloway to Return in Title Role of 'THE GRINCH' at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the Globe's 19th annual production of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (more...)

Cast Announced for ATC/Orange Tree Theatre's WINTER SOLSTICE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The cast for Winter Solstice, which receives its English Language premiere at the Orange Tree Theatre in early 2017, has been announced. (more...)

THE CALL at the White Bear Theatre Makes Cast and Team Updates
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

A woman alone in a Samaritan helpline centre takes a call. A voice in the distance. A bomb warning. Or is it a cry for help? (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: AN IDEAL HUSBAND at Wilmington Drama League is a Dandy
by Rosanne DellAversano - Nov 10, 2016

'I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself.' ? Oscar Wilde (more...)

J. Bernard Calloway Returns in Title Role of 'THE GRINCH' at The Old Globe Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

The Old Globe presents its 19th annual production of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (more...)

Finborough Theatre Presents of DR. ANGELUS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

In a production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre, and rediscovering one of the West End's most popular dramatists of the 1930s and 1940s, Dr Angelus by James Bridie starring David Rintoul and Malcolm Rennie plays at the acclaimed Finborough Theatre on Sunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees from Sunday, 27 November 2016 (Press Night: Monday, 28 November 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Madison - Week of 7/31/2016
by BWW - Jul 31, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/31/2016 for Madison (more...)

Meet the Cast of East Lynne Theater Company's DRACULA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

For those who didn't have the opportunity to meet the cast and crew of East Lynne Theater Company's "Dracula" at the after-show party at Pier House Restaurant on July 27, another chance is to be had on Friday, August 5 at an after-show Q&A.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at AN IDEAL HUSBAND at Actors' Theatre of Columbus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

In 1982, Actors' Theatre of Columbus (ATC) kicked off its first season with a single production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. The success of that season proved that Schiller Park was an excellent venue for open air Shakespearean theater, and the troupe has continued this tradition for 35 years. 'To Tell the Truth,' Actors' Theatre's 2016 season, features four plays that ask questions about how far relationships can be strained and even broken by dishonesty, falsehood and slander. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Madison - Week of 7/24/2016
by BWW - Jul 24, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/24/2016 for Madison (more...)

Jason O'Connell's THE DORK KNIGHT to Bring Batman to Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company kicks off 2017 with a limited engagement of THE DORK KNIGHT, a new play written and performed by Jason O'Connell (star of Bedlam's recent Off-Broadway hit Sense and Sensibility) about his complicated relationship with the Caped Crusader. (more...)

Cast Complete for Kander & Ebb's THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS at Porchlight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre announces the Chicago premiere of the Broadway musical The Scottsboro Boys, February 3 - March 12, featuring music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb, book by David Thompson, direction by Samuel G. Roberson, Jr, music direction by Doug Peck and choreography by Florence Walker-Harris with Breon Arzell as associate choreographer, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. (more...)

Original Director, Star to Reunite for Druid's 20th Anniversary Production of THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE at BAM
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Druid Theatre will remount Martin McDonagh's sensational, award-winning dark comedy, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, at BAM's Harvey Theater (651 Fulton St.) this winter. (more...)

Photo Flash: La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club Presents CLOVER by Erik Ehn
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

La MaMa presents Clover, a new experimental theater drama about America's history of violence by Erik Ehn, directed by Glory Kadigan with original music by Maya Solovey and original puppet design & puppetry direction by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew.  Performances will be staged at the First Floor Theatre at La MaMa, 74a East 4th Street,New York, NY 10003 from December 1-16, 2016.  (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Tennessee Williams's A LOVELY SUNDAY IN CREVE COEUR at The Print Room
by Marianka Swain - Aug 9, 2016

Artistic Director of The Print Room at the Coronet Anda Winters today announces the full cast for Tennessee Williams' rarely performed A LOVELY SUNDAY IN CREVE COEUR, which opens the theatre's new Autumn season. Michael Oakley directs Debbie Chazen as Bodey, Hermione Gulliford as Helena, Laura Rogers as Dorothea and Julia Watson as Miss Gluck. The production opens in the main theatre space on 15 September, with previews from 12 September and runs until 7 October. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Columbus - Week of 8/07/2016
by BWW - Aug 7, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/07/2016 for Columbus (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Madison - Week of 8/07/2016
by BWW - Aug 7, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/07/2016 for Madison (more...)

Franklin Stage Company Presents Rehearsed Reading of KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2016

The Franklin Stage Company continues its 20th season on August 12-14 with a rehearsed reading of William Shakespeare's towering tragedy, King Lear. Performances are Friday August 12th, Saturday August 13th at 8pm, and Sunday August 14th at 5pm. Director Josh Santiago brings to life this relevant and epic tale of power, politics, and family with a cast of both experienced FSC veterans and fledgling professional actors alongside teenaged performers who will rehearse together for a week before the weekend's performances. (more...)

Bad Habit Productions to Open 10th Season with A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2016

BAD HABIT PRODUCTIONS, INC. (BHP) is pleased to commence its anniversary Season 10: No Life Aside from Art, with the witty, heartwarming musical A Man of No Importance, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, music by Stephen Flaherty, and book by Terrence McNally, directed by Boston area director Daniel Morris, with musical direction by Meghan MacFadden. A Man of No Importance will be presented on the Wimberly Stage at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts in the South End August 6-28, 2016. (more...)

Rachel Holt Chats DRACULA at East Lynne Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

Several 'Dracula' cast members have previously worked for ELTC, but new to the company is Rachel Holt, so we asked her a few questions, and here are the questions, with her responses. (more...)

Gloucester Stage Company Presents New England Premiere of THE TOTALITARIANS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2016

Gloucester Stage Company continues its 37th season of professional theater on Cape Ann with the New England premiere of Peter Sinn Nachtrieb's The Totalitarians from September 1 through September 24 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Gloucester Stage Managing Director Jeff Zinn makes his Gloucester Stage directing debut with this off-the-wall-satire of the zany world of politics. Peter Sinn Nachtrieb has written a not-so-tall-tale of an oligarchic takeover led by a Palinesque Manchurian candidate, and possibly thwarted by a hapless one-man commando squad…in Nebraska? This raucous dark comedy about the state of modern political discourse, modern relationships, and how easy it is to believe truths without facts features a cast of GSC veterans Amanda Collins and Lewis D. Wheeler, and GSC newcomers Breean Julian and Alex Portenko. According to Director Zinn, "As we all watch, with our jaws dropped, the daily excesses of candidates and hear the commentators remark, 'you can't make this stuff up,' I am incredibly grateful to Peter Nachtreib for 'making stuff up' that rises to the occasion. Some may find the humor in The Totalitarians outrageous, but in this political moment I believe outrage is exactly what we need." (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Columbus - Week of 8/21/2016
by BWW - Aug 21, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/21/2016 for Columbus (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Madison - Week of 8/21/2016
by BWW - Aug 21, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/21/2016 for Madison (more...)

Full Cast Announced For TRAVESTIES at Menier Chocolate Factory
by Marianka Swain - Aug 19, 2016

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces the full company for a major new revival of Tom Stoppard's TRAVESTIES - the first London revival in over 20 years. Patrick Marber directs Clare Foster (Cecily), Freddie Fox (Tristan Tzara), Tom Hollander (Henry Carr), Forbes Masson (Lenin), Peter McDonald (James Joyce), Amy Morgan (Gwendolen), Sarah Quist (Nadya) and Tim Wallers (Bennett). The production - which opens on 4 October, with previews from 22 September and runs until 19 November - is now completely sold out, breaking Menier box office records by becoming the first play to sell out ahead of its opening in the theatre's history. (more...)

Photo Coverage: First look at Actors' Theatre of Columbus' AN IDEAL HUSBAND
by Jerri Shafer - Aug 19, 2016

A distinguished politician's youthful indiscretions come to light in 'An Ideal Husband,' Oscar Wilde's sophisticated satire. Sir Robert Chiltern's political career and marriage are put to the test as the true nature of his virtue is revealed. His problem is compounded by his wife's intolerance of the slightest character flaw. Wilde's classic comedy features two of his best characters, the deliciously sly Mrs. Cheveley and the wonderfully witty Lord Goring. (more...)

Cast Announced For Revival of Caryl Churchill's BLUE HEART
by Marianka Swain - Aug 16, 2016

Casting has been announced for first major revival of Caryl Churchill's BLUE HEART, nearly 20 years after its Royal Court premiere, co-produced by Tobacco Factory Theatres and the Orange Tree Theatre. Blue Heart brings them together to work again with key creatives David Mercatali and Angela Davies, who have worked on previous projects with both organisations. The play runs at Tobacco Factory Theatres 22 September-1 October, and at the Orange Tree Theatre 13 October-19 November. (more...)

Irish Arts Center to Present Comedy HOW TO KEEP AN ALIEN This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Irish Arts Center (IAC), the arts and cultural center dedicated to projecting a dynamic image of Ireland and Irish America for the 21st century, is pleased to present the U.S. premiere of Rough Magic's How to Keep an Alien (Sep 15-Oct 1), written by and starring Sonya Kelly. Directed by Gina Moxley, How to Keep an Alien is a story about falling in love and having to prove it to the government. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Columbus - Week of 8/14/2016
by BWW - Aug 14, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/14/2016 for Columbus (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Madison - Week of 8/14/2016
by BWW - Aug 14, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/14/2016 for Madison (more...)

East Lynne Theatre Company Presents ASL Performance of DRACULA 8/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2016

On Friday, August 26 at 8:30 p.m., there will be an American Sign Language Interpretation of 'Dracula' produced by the award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company. Since the early 1990s, ELTC has offered regularly scheduled ASL performances, as well as ASL performances upon request. The theatrical ASL interpreters are Gina Lanza, who has performed many times for ELTC, and Amy Anderson, who teaches ASL at Ocean City High School. The process involves them seeing the production at least once, plus going over the script several times to figure out who will interpret which roles, and in many cases, developing signs unique to the production for unusual names and words. The ASL interpreters do not distract audience members who do not require this service.   (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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