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Casting Announced and Further Details for ANNA IN THE TROPICS at the Young Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Cal State Fullerton's 2016-2017 season opens with the 2003 Pulitzer Prize winner Anna in the Tropics, written by Nilo Cruz and directed by Fidel Gomez. The cast of  includes Miguel Torres as Santiago, Joseph Daniel Zavala as Cheche, Tina A. Burkhalter as Ofelia, Lauren Villalobos as Marela, Shellie Sterling as Conchita, Eric Flores as Palomo and Wyn Moreno as Juan Julian. Anna in the Tropics runs September 23-October 9 in the Young Theatre on campus. (more...)

Helen Edmundson's THE CLEARING Gets Revival at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

59E59 Theaters will host Theater 808 with THE CLEARING, written by Helen Edmundson and directed by Pamela Moller Kareman. (more...)

Nigel Lindsay Joins Sarah Ridgeway in HighTide's Production of Al Smith's Debut Play: HARROGATE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Casting was announced today for the HighTide production of Al Smith's debut play Harrogate. Nigel Lindsay joins Sarah Ridgeway, who starred in the original production at HighTide Festival 2015, for the London premiere at the Royal Court Theatre from 20 - 29 October and UK Tour. Richard Twyman, the newly appointed Artistic Director of English Touring Theatre, returns to direct Harrogate, which had an acclaimed sell-out run at the influential annual HighTide Festival in Aldeburgh, Suffolk.   (more...)

The Lyric Hammersmith's ALADDIN Announces Its Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

The Lyric Hammersmith today announces full casting for its Christmas show, Aladdin. The Lyric's annual panto returns when Aladdin flies into Hammersmith on his magic carpet for some festive fun in true Lyric style. Fresh for 2016, the show will be full of colourful characters, live music, lots of laughs and of course the magical Genie. (more...)

Production Begins on Stephen Frears' VICTORIA AND ABDUL, Starring Judi Dench
by Movies News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Production has begun on Working Title Films' VICTORIA AND ABDUL, to which Focus Features holds worldwide rights as part of the company's renewed global initiative. (more...)

California State, University Fullerton's 2016-2017 Season Opens with ANNA IN THE TROPICS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Cal State Fullerton's 2016-2017 season opens with the 2003 Pulitzer Prize winner Anna in the Tropics, written by Nilo Cruz and directed by Fidel Gomez. Anna in the Tropics runs September 23-October 9 in the Young Theatre on campus.  This poetic play is set in a Cuban-American cigar factory in Florida in 1929 where cigars are rolled by hand while lectors entertain the workers and divert them from their monotonous jobs. The arrival of a new lector is a cause for celebration, but when he begins to read aloud from Anna Karenina, he unwittingly becomes a catalyst in the lives of his avid listeners, for whom Tolstoy, the tropics and the American dream prove a volatile combination. (more...)

Royal Court Announces Casting for THE CHILDREN by Lucy Kirkwood
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Francesca Annis, Ron Cook and Deborah Findlay have been cast in Lucy Kirkwood's new play The Children which runs in the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs 17 November 2016 - 14 January 2017 with Press Night on Thursday 24 November. Directed by James Macdonald. With design by Miriam Buether and lighting design by Peter Mumford. "At our time of life, we simply cannot deal with this shit."  (more...)

California State, University Fullerton's 2016-2017 Season Opens with ANNA IN THE TROPICS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Cal State Fullerton's 2016-2017 season opens with the 2003 Pulitzer Prize winner Anna in the Tropics, written by Nilo Cruz and directed by Fidel Gomez. Anna in the Tropics runs September 23-October 9 in the Young Theatre on campus.  This poetic play is set in a Cuban-American cigar factory in Florida in 1929 where cigars are rolled by hand while lectors entertain the workers and divert them from their monotonous jobs. The arrival of a new lector is a cause for celebration, but when he begins to read aloud from Anna Karenina, he unwittingly becomes a catalyst in the lives of his avid listeners, for whom Tolstoy, the tropics and the American dream prove a volatile combination. (more...)

Will Swenson, Ryan Silverman and More to Join Melissa Errico in 'FUNNY!' at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Broadway's Will Swenson (LES MISERABLES, Hair, Disaster!) and Ryan Silverman (Side Show, Cry-Baby, Chicago) and The Met Opera's Richard Troxell will guest star with Tony Award-nominated singer & actress Melissa Errico (Amour, White Christmas, My Fair Lady, High Society) at Feinstein's/54 Below (254 W. 54th St.) September 20-24, following her sold-out run at the venue this past April. (more...)

West Yorkshire Playhouse Hosts Next Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer, Harry Blake
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Mercury Musical Developments and Musical Theatre Network are delighted to announce that Harry Blake will be The Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer at West Yorkshire Playhouse, commencing October 2016. (more...)

Actress and Model Cara Delevingne Named Girl Up Champion
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Today, Girl Up, the United Nations Foundation's adolescent girl campaign, announced that British model and actress Cara Delevingne is joining Girl Up as a Champion. The 24-year-old star will support Girl Up programs that create change and empower girl leaders around the world. (more...)

Emma Rice and Michael Morpurgo's '946' to Make American Premiere at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Berkeley Rep today announced the American premiere of 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips adapted by Michael Morpurgo (War Horse) and Emma Rice, with Rice also directing. (more...)

Shakespeare's Globe Announces Emma Rice's 'Summer of Love'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Shakespeare's Globe is delighted to announce Emma Rice's 2017 summer season, the Summer of Love, marking the 50th anniversary of the summer of 1967. (more...)

Artistic Director Emma Rice To Leave The Globe
by Marianka Swain - Oct 25, 2016

The Globe has announced that Emma Rice will be stepping down as Artistic Director in April 2018, two years after her tenure began. In a statement, CEO Neil Constable said: 'Emma's mould-breaking work has brought our theatre new and diverse audiences, won huge creative and critical acclaim, and achieved exceptionally strong box office returns. In breaking the mould, this latest season has generated productive debate concerning the purpose and theatrical practice of the Globe, in relation to the use of sound and lighting technology within our theatre spaces. Following much deliberation and discussion, the Globe Board has concluded that from April 2018, the theatre programming should be structured around 'shared light' productions without designed sound and light rigging, which characterised a large body of The Globe's work prior to Emma's appointment.  (more...)

National Theatre of Scotland's Immersive Show THE STRANGE UNDOING OF PRUDENCIA HART to Play The McKittrick Hotel
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The McKittrick Hotel, home of the immersive theater spectacle Sleep No More, will present the New York premiere of The National Theatre of Scotland's The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, a transporting, music-filled folk theater fable, created by writer David Greig and director Wils Wilson, with design by Georgia McGuinness, movement by Janice Parker and musical direction by Alasdair Macrae. (more...)

Anais Chalendard and Patrick Yocum to Appear in Shreveport Metropolitan's Production of THE NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

ANAIS CHALENDARD, principal dancer of the Boston Ballet, and PATRICK YOCUM, soloist of the Boston Ballet, will be appearing as guest artists in the Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet's production of The Nutcracker on Friday, December 9 (Evening), Saturday, December 10 (Matinee), and Sunday, December 11 (Matinee), 2016 at the Riverview Theatre in Shreveport, Louisiana. The Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet has added a third performance for the company's annual engagement of The Nutcracker for this season. (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...)

Recorded Books, Inc. Sponsors Audiobook Giveaway for Library Book Club
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

Recorded Books, Inc., the largest independent publisher of unabridged audiobooks and provider of digital content to the library market, awarded a $1,000 classics audiobook collection to Plano Public Library System (Plano, Texas) for its participation in The Literary Classics Online Book Club. (more...)

Mercury Celebrates A MEXICAN BAROQUE CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Join Mercury for a joyful celebration of music in the New World in A MEXICAN BAROQUE CHRISTMAS, curated by Artistic Director Antoine Plante, November 26 to December 3 at venues around Houston. (more...)

Anais Chalendard presents Allen Civic Ballet's Summer Program
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

ANAIS CHALENDARD, principal dancer of the Boston Ballet, will be a member of the faculty for the Allen Civic Ballet's Summer Program which will take place on June 5, 6 & 7, 2017 in Allen, Texas. (more...)

BENNY & JOON Musical, Anna Ziegler's THE WANDERERS and More Slated for The Old Globe's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The Old Globe today announced its 2017-2018 Season, which will kick off with the world premiere musical Benny & Joon, with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. (more...)

Melissa Errico to Put on BROADWAY FIRECRACKER Summer Holiday Concert at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Broadway leading lady and Tony Award nominee Melissa Errico will return to the Broadway at Birdland Concert Series with 'Broadway Firecracker' on Monday, July 3 at 7pm at Birdland Jazz (315 West 44th Street), bringing this special summer holiday concert to her favorite jazz venue. (more...)

Stratford Festival & Stage Russia Added to River Street Theatre Series.
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Jaffrey's River Street Theatre (RST), a project of The Park Theatre, announced today they are adding the acclaimed Stratford Festival, as well as Stage Russia HD to their Stage2Screen Series. This special series features theatrical stage productions (plays, musicals, operas, events) from around the globe captured in ultra high definition for cinema presentation. (more...)

Alice Ripley, Well-Strung and More Join Broadway @ The Art House Lineup in Provincetown
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Mark Cortale, Producing Artistic Director of Provincetown's famed Art House theater, has announced four more additions to his largest music and comedy lineup yet. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - BBC America's RIPPER STREET Returns for Final Season Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

BBC AMERICA's critically-acclaimed co-production, RIPPER STREET, returns for a fifth and final season with six episodes today, March 8 at 11/10c. (more...)

EgoPo Classic Theater to Stage World Premiere of ANNA This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

On March 31, EgoPo presents Anna, a World Premiere adaptation of Tolstoy's Anna Karenina. (more...)

Ajkun Ballet Hosts NYC Premiere of ANNA KARENINA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Chiara Ajkun brings the passionate love story of Princess Anna Karenina and Count Alexey Vronskiy against the odds of a hypocritical society to life in her newest choreography. (more...)

Melissa Errico to Celebrate 'BROADWAY'S FAIR LADIES' at Caramoor
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

The American Songbook opens up on Caramoor's Music Room stage for its annual Benefit Concert, welcoming New York City-born actress, singer, recording artist and writer Melissa Errico. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief March 23rd, 2017 - MISS SAIGON, OSLO and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 23, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: MISS SAIGON officially returns to Broadway tonight! (more...)

EgoPo Classic Theater Announces ANNA by Brenna Geffers and the Anna Ensemble
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

On March 31, EgoPo presents Anna, a World Premiere adaptation of Tolstoy's Anna Karenina. Playwright and Director Brenna Geffers brings literature's greatest heroine to new life with the help of a wandering theater troupe armed with a collection of rickety antiques and instruments. They perform the story, set in the shifting landscape of Imperial Russia, to seek refuge from their own unsettling world. You are invited on their journey, and Anna's, as they travel together toward the story's unavoidable end. Anna previews March 29-30 and opens Friday, March 31. The show runs three weeks, closing on Sunday, April 16. Tickets start at $25. Performances are at the Latvian Society Theater on 7th and Spring Garden. (more...)

Photo Flash: Court Theatre presents THE HARD PROBLEM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, announces casting for the Chicago premiere of The Hard Problem by Tom Stoppard, directed by Charles Newell. The Hard Problem runs March 9 - April 9, 2017 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue in Chicago. (more...)

SRO Theatre's Season Continues with Witty Drama THE LION IN WINTER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2017

SRO Theatre Company's 2016-2017 season continues with The Lion In Winter, James Goldman's witty drama about family dysfunction and royal intrigue. (more...)

CUPID'S REVENGE and LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST Lead Bad Quarto's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2017

Bad Quarto Productions, a theatre company specializing in performing modern theatre using Shakespearean staging techniques, announces its 2017 season. The season includes Cupid's Revenge, a rarely performed play by John Fletcher and Francis Beaumont, the earliest printed version of Shakespeare's early comedy Love's Labour's Lost, and Anna Karenina Lives! A new musical play by Germaine Shames. (more...)

Washington Stage Guild Remembers Actress Tricia McCauley; Donate in Her Name!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

In the winter of 1998, the Stage Guild mounted a striking production of Anna Karenina, with Tricia McCauley in the title role. Tricia became a member of the company, playing roles in 15 productions and many readings. Her creativity and wit were assets in any show, and over the years she designed props, worked box-office, and pitched in to get shows on their feet however was needed. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - BBC America's RIPPER STREET Returns for Final Season 3/8
by TV News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

BBC AMERICA's critically-acclaimed co-production, RIPPER STREET, returns for a fifth and final season with six episodes on Wednesday, March 8 at 11/10c. (more...)

BWW Review: TRAVESTIES, Apollo Theatre
by Alexandra Coghlan - Feb 16, 2017

'What did you do during the war, Dada?' Somewhere underneath the relentless punning and the pastiche, the whistle-stop wit and the whirling theoretical debate, there's a seriousness to Tom Stoppard's 1974 Travesties that feels horribly prescient. The intellectual hijinks are genuinely hilarious, but there's no disguising the weight of the question they restlessly scamper over and clamber round: what can artists do when faced with social crisis? Can their work claim political agency, or are they just schoolboys with a chit to get them off chores, daubing happily away in a corner? (more...)

Romola Garai and Emma Cunniffe to Star in the West End Transfer Of QUEEN ANNE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Romola Garai will star as Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough alongside Emma Cunniffe as the eponymous monarch in the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Queen Anne. (more...)

Erika Amato, Tom Byrn and Mike Newman to Lead BIOGRAPHY at East Lynne Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

The award-winning East Lynne Theater Company of Cape May, NJ has announced complete casting for S. N. Behrman's effervescent 1932 comedy, Biography. (more...)

ANNA IN THE TROPICS to Open Cal State Fullerton's 2016-17 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Cal State Fullerton's 2016-2017 season opens with the 2003 Pulitzer Prize winner Anna in the Tropics, written by Nilo Cruz, directed by Fidel Gomez and runs September 23-October 9, 2016 in the Young Theatre on campus. (more...)

Melissa Errico to Return to Feinstein's/54 Below with FUNNY! I'M A WOMAN WITH CHILDREN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Tony Award-nominated singer & actress Melissa Errico (Amour, White Christmas, My Fair Lady, High Society), who is set to star in Irish Repertory Theatre's fall production of Finian's Rainbow from October 26-December 18, will return to Feinstein's/54 Below (254 W. 54th St.) September 20-24, following a sold-out run at the venue this past April. (more...)

Ellen McDougall Appointed New Artistic Director of Gate Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Aug 17, 2016

The Gate Theatre today announces that Ellen McDougall has been appointed as its new Artistic Director. McDougall, who takes up the position in March 2017, is currently an Associate Artist at the Gate, served as Associate Director for two years from 2012, and directed an acclaimed production of Idomeneus at the theatre in 2014. She replaces Christopher Haydon who leaves to pursue a Clore Fellowship and a number of freelance opportunities. (more...)

Book-It Presents Inventive Story about a Search for Home in A TALE FOR THE TIME BEING
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Book-It Repertory Theatre opens its 27th season with A Tale for the Time Being this September. In Tokyo, 16-year-old Nao's only solace is her diary. Across the Pacific, Ruth is a novelist living on a remote island who discovers a collection of artifacts washed ashore in a Hello Kitty lunchbox-possibly debris from the devastating 2011 tsunami. As a mystery unfolds, Ruth is pulled into the past, into Nao's drama and her unknown fate, and forward into her own future. (more...)

The Old Vic Presents the Premiere of COVER MY TRACKS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Cover My Tracks, a new production with live music, starring Charlie Fink and Jade Anouka will be performed at The Old Vic from Monday 5 to Saturday 17 June at 10pm, as part of Lates at The Old Vic. (more...)

Explore the 'Six Degrees' Between SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION Casts
by Matt Tamanini - Apr 30, 2017

By now, the idea has morphed into a pop-culture game lampooning (or honoring) one of our most prolific actors, but when John Guare's play, Six Degrees of Separation, debuted on Broadway in 1990, the idea that everyone on the planet was connected through a web of just six other people was a hard to imagine. So, to celebrate the 27-year history of Guare's play, we are going to attempt to connect the stars who originated the main roles on Broadway to the actors that assumed them for the revival, using only Broadway credits; hopefully we can get there in just six 'degrees.' (more...)

Cast Announced for Alan Ayckbourn's HOUSE and GARDEN at The Watermill Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

The Watermill Theatre announces the cast of Alan Ayckbourn's duo of comedies, House and Garden, two major productions at the heart of the theatre's 50th anniversary celebrations. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY at The Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Casting is today announced for Girl from the North Country which previews from Monday 10 July 2017 with a press night on Wednesday 26 July 2017. (more...)

New York City to Celebrate Russian Literature at Citywide Festival This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

At a time of heightening tensions between the United States and Russia, a weeklong literary festival will seek to increase understanding across cultures with a citywide series of panels, screenings, and in-person conversations featuring some of Russia's most acclaimed new authors, famed translators of Russian fiction, and several of the world's leading Russian literature scholars and literary critics. (more...)

Melissa Errico to 'Sing Sondheim' at 54 Below, Perform at Lincoln Center's Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Tony Award-nominated singer & actress Melissa Errico will return to Feinstein's/54 Below on Saturday, June 3 at 7pm for the NYC debut of her acclaimed concert 'Melissa Errico Sings Sondheim,' where she will lend her gorgeous voice to the music and lyrics of Stephen Sondheim, including songs from shows of his that she has starred in. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Slow Burn's AIDA is Perfection Written in the Stars
by Trevor Durham - Apr 22, 2017

Slow Burn's AIDA will change your life and move your heart along the Nile, thanks to the phenomenal cast and masterful technical work. (more...)

Sutton Foster, Megan Hilty, Laura Benanti, Michael Cerveris and More to Croon at the Art House in Provincetown This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

For the seventh season since taking the reigns at Provincetown's Art House, Producing Artistic Director Mark Cortale has announced his largest music and comedy lineup yet. Topping the bill again will be the internationally successful 'Broadway @' series, which dynamic duo Cortale and creative partner Seth Rudetsky began in Ptown in 2011 and now makes its home in more than 15 major venues worldwide. (more...)

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