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Songwriter Hall of Fame's Holly Knight Hosts WOMEN ROCK 5/22 at The Cutting Room
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Hosted by Songwriter Hall of Fame's Holly Knight ('Simply The Best,' 'Love Is A Battlefield,' 'Invincible'),  Schirmer Theatrical and Greenberg Artists present 'Women Rock' at The Cutting Room on May 22nd, celebrating the great female singers and songwriters who changed the face of rock n' roll. A portion of the proceeds from 'Women Rock' will be donated to the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre presents ANTIGONE (BORN AGAINST.) at Know Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati (ETC) is moving beyond the walls of its intimate theatre to stage a special presentation of the Greek tragedy Antigone for three performances only on May 17, 18, and 19 at 8:00 pm. Translated and adapted by 2016-2017 ETC Acting Apprentice Griff Bludworth, and directed by Ben Raanan, Antigone (born against.) is a modern retelling of the defiant heroine. Due to the renovations of ETC's stage now underway, performances of this contemporized Greek story will be held at Know Theatre of Cincinnati and will feature ETC's 2016-2017 Professional Acting Apprentice Company. (more...)

Mark Rylance to Reign on Broadway in FARINELLI AND THE KING This Winter
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Mark Rylance, three-time Tony Award winner (Jerusalem, Boeing-Boeing, Twelfth Night) and Academy Award-winner (Bridge of Spies), will return to Broadway in the critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe production of FARINELLI AND THE KING, a new play with music by author and composer Claire van Kampen, it was announced today by producers Sonia Friedman, Shakespeare's Globe and Paula Marie Black. (more...)

Ellen McDougall Announces Inaugural Season as Artistic Director of Gate Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Ellen McDougall announces her inaugural season as Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre, running from June 2017 to June 2018, comprising five full productions, and a one-day takeover of local Notting Hill festival InTRANSIT. (more...)

Immersive Mystery 'THE COOPING THEORY' Triples Playing Schedule in Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

To accommodate increasing demand, 'The Cooping Theory: Who Killed Edgar Allan Poe?' will triple its performance schedule beginning June 7. (more...)

Cutting Ball Theater Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Cutting Ball Theater, the Bay Area's number one destination for experimental theater, has announced the program for its 2017-18 Season. Affirming its commitment to avant-garde works of the past, present and future, and to re-envisioning the classics, next year's season is bookended by Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel's The Mineola Twins and Shakespeare's late tragedy, Timon of Athens. Rounding out the season is a two-week festival in February featuring three series of plays. (more...)

BWW Review: THE ISLAND, Tobacco Factory Bristol
by Tim Wright - May 24, 2017

"They sentenced me to life, not to death" is the cry from an increasingly broken Winston in this new production of Fugard's The Island. Set on the notorious Robben Island (the infamous place that held Nelson Mandela) during apartheid The Island offers a glimpse into the lives of two inmates- John and Winston who face impossibly long stretches of time under the unspeakably harsh regime. (more...)

Lookingglass Theatre presents the Return of MOBY DICK
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Lookingglass Theatre Company concludes its 29th Season with its award-winning production of Moby Dick, adapted and directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin, from the book by Herman Melville, in association with The Actors Gymnasium. Moby Dick runs June 7 - September 3, 2017 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Opening is Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Heartfelt Comedy WELCOME TO HERETOFORE to Play Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

WELCOME TO HERETOFORE, a world premiere comedy written by Steve Nevil, was developed at Theatre West and presented in their annual "best of workshop" festival, WestFest 2016 last fall. (more...)

Sport For Jove Announces the Return of CYRANO DE BERGERAC
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Sport For Jove Theatre Company is pleased to announce that its next production is an exciting return season for the many thousands who have heard or read about but haven't yet seen their acclaimed production of Cyrano de Bergerac; winner of the 2013 Sydney Theatre Award for the Best Independent Production, Director and Actor. (more...)

Schedule Announced for 2017 Jones Beach 'Live at the Shell' Bandshell Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The Jones Beach Bandshell today announced its lineup for Live at The Shell: The 2017 Jones Beach Bandshell Concert Series. (more...)

Simon Godwin's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Finds Full Company at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience has announced casting for British director Simon Godwin's new staging of Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare's dark comedy about justice, faith, power, sex, and family. (more...)

Shirine Babb, Alyssa Bresnahan, and Full Cast Announced for Roundabout's NAPOLI, BROOKLYN
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) has announced the full company for Meghan Kennedy's (Too Much, Too Much, Too Many) new play Napoli, Brooklyn, commissioned by Roundabout, directed by Gordon Edelstein. (more...)

David Walliams' THE FIRST HIPPO ON THE MOON Lands at Edinburgh Festival Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

3…2…1… Blast Off! Edinburgh Festival Fringe audiences will have the chance to experience an explosively funny space adventure as David Walliams' stage adaptation of The First Hippo on the Moon touches down in Edinburgh this August. (more...)

New England Premiere Opens Gloucester Stage 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Gloucester Stage Company kicks off its 38th season of professional theater on Cape Ann with the New England Premiere of John Kolvenbach's Bank Job from May 19 through June 10 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. For two brothers, Russell and Tracey, new to the armed robbery industry, what seems like easy money turns out to be a lot more difficult than it looks in the movies in John Kolvenbach's hilarious Bank Job. When heist plans A and B (and C through F) fail, the brothers find themselves locked in the executive bathroom with no way out and no choice but to depend on a brave bank teller, a guileless cop, and the man in the shadows who put them up to the whole thing. A fun comedy, Bank Job is about the holes we dig ourselves into-and the unexpected comrades we trust to dig us out. Directed by GSC Artistic Director Robert Walsh and featuring GSC veterans Johnny Lee Davenport, Nael Nacer, Richard McElvain and Paul Melendy and GSC newcomer Shuyi Jia.. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 5/13/2017
by - May 13, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/13/2017. (more...)

Graphic Novel-Inspired Experience and More Set for Ars Nova's 10th Annual ANT Fest; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Ars Nova has announced the line-up for its 10th Annual ANT Fest (June 5-29), four non-stop, throw-down weeks of live entertainment mayhem, featuring fresh material from the next wave of dynamic, indie-theater makers. All New Talent, all the time. (more...)

Immersive Edgar Allan Poe Ghost Story 'THE COOPING THEORY' Plays Brooklyn Speakeasy
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Poseidon Theatre Company, led by director Aaron Salazar, is currently mounting an immersive ghost story as an all-evening experience in a Brooklyn cellar speakeasy. The show, 'The Cooping Theory: Who Killed Edgar Allan Poe?' by Nate Suggs and Samantha Lacey, takes stage every Wednesday in the reconstructed former speakeasy underneath St. Mazie Bar and Supper Club, 345 Grand Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (between Havemeyer and Marcy).  (more...)

Blackfriars Rep and Storm Theatre to Stage World Premiere of DEATH COMES FOR THE WAR POETS
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Blackfriars Repertory Theatre and The Storm Theatre Company will present the world premiere of Death Comes for the War Poets, a dramatic verse tapestry by Joseph Pearce. The production, which will be performed June 9-24, 2017 at The Sheen Center for Thought and Culture's Black Box Theater, is directed by Peter Dobbins. (more...)

Mosaic Announces Full 2017 VOICES FROM A CHANGING MIDDLE EAST Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Mosaic Theater Company of DC presents the culmination of its expansive and hugely successful second season with the 2017 Voices From a Changing Middle East Festival. This year's festival is of particular resonance in this 50th year since the Six Day War and the start of The Occupation, and focuses on two taut dramas about the lives, circumstances, and humanity of Palestinians in Israel and Gaza. (more...)

RESISTANCE AND REBELLION IN REP Continues at Random Access Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Known for re-imagining works of the past to engage in modern issues, Random Access Theatre is exploring two classic pieces with bold characters who fought against injustice in Resistance and Rebellion in Rep, which opened on May 4th. (more...)

TFANA Presents Simon Godwin's New Staging of MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA; Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) is pleased to announce casting for British director Simon Godwin's new staging of Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare's dark comedy about justice, faith, power, sex, and family. The production, which marks Godwin's first time directing Shakespeare for an American company, runs June 17 - July 16 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center (262 Ashland Place) in the Brooklyn Cultural District. (more...)

The Wallis Youth Theater Company presents Gareth Jandrell's THEBES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Under the auspices of GRoW @ The Wallis, The Wallis Youth Theater Company presents its second theater production of the 2016-17 season, playwright Gareth Jandrell's Thebes, which makes its North American premiere on Saturday, June 10 at 8pm and Sunday, June 11 at 6pm at The Wallis in Beverly Hills. Ravaged by climate change and shaken by political turmoil, the citizens of Thebes must unite in order to revolutionize their democracy. From Oedipus to Antigone, the story of Thebes  remains a fascinating exploration of fate, morality and power, two and a half thousand years after the saga was originally written. Thebes is directed by Madeleine Dahm, with lighting design by Bosco Flanagan, recently named Lighting Designer of the Year by Los Angeles' Stage Raw. The cast includes young actors: Trecey Dory, Malakai Jones, Jayde Kief, Samantha Marino, Kelvin Morales, Jordan Rodriguez, Alexander Sheldon and Clementine Turner. (more...)

Qui Nguyen and Lloyd Suh Among Playwrights for ASIAN AMERICAN MIXFEST at the Atlantic
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company will present Asian American Mixfest, a series of free readings co-produced by playwrights Lloyd Suh and Qui Nguyen that will run Wednesday, August 9 through Thursday, August 17 at Atlantic Stage 2 (330 West 16th Street). (more...)

ANTIGONE IN FERGUSON Comes to Brownsville, 7/15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

NYC Department of Veteran's Services Public Artist in Residence (PAIR) Bryan Doerries and Theater of War Productions  will engage diverse audiences in a meditation on racism, violence, and social justice by bringing together leading actors for a dramatic reading of scenes from Sophocles' Antigone-an ancient Greek tragedy exploring what takes place when personal conviction and the law clash, and violence ensues. The readings are accompanied by a gospel choir performance of original music by Philip Woodmore performed by an ensemble that includes police officers, local educators, and community members from Ferguson and St. Louis, MO and Brooklyn, NY. Gathering victims of violence, concerned citizens, members of faith communities, and the general public, the event culminates in an open facilitated discussion to create a dialogue between these communities and foster compassion, understanding, and positive action, while helping them heal from their personal experiences with violence in their neighborhoods.  (more...)

ONE VOICE AT THE OLD VIC to Feature Monologues by Mark Watson, Amelia Bullmore, and Yasmina Reza
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The Old Vic today announced the next One Voice at The Old Vic which will take place on 7 July featuring new monologues written by Mark Watson and Amelia Bullmore performed by Katherine Parkinson and Niamh Cusack as well as a monologue by Yasmina Reza. (more...)

Plays from Neil LaBute, Alan Zweibel and More Set for SUMMER SHORTS 2017 at 59E59
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

59E59 Theaters will welcome Throughline Artists with SUMMER SHORTS 2017, the annual festival of six short plays tailor-made for summer viewing, now celebrating its 11th season. SUMMER SHORTS 2017 begins on Friday, July 21 and runs through Saturday, September 2. (more...)

LOVE IS A DIRTY WORD to Premiere at VS. Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Tilted Field, in association with VS. Theatre Company, is proud to present the World Premiere of Giovanni Adams' new play Love is a Dirty Word, opening in Los Angeles on Saturday, June 17th at 8:00pm. (more...)

Sharon Playhouse Sets Star-Studded Casts for 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Sharon Playhouse has announced complete casting for its 2017 Season. The season kicks off with MINOR CHARACTER: SIX TRANSLATIONS OF UNCLE VANYA, created by New Saloon (Morgan Green, Madeline Wise, and Milo Cramer), followed by FAR AWAY by Caryl Churchill (Love and Information). The season will conclude with a new, intimate chamber production of Meredith Willson's THE MUSIC MAN. In a shift that begins this season, Morgan Green (William Shakespeare's Mom) will direct all three productions, showcasing the talents and range of the rising director. (more...)

'CHAD DEITY' Gives Cast Member a 'Life Imitates Art' Moment at Stageworks Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

When Tampa's longest running professional theatre, Stageworks, opens the award winning production of 'The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity' on June 1, 2017, one cast member is having the opportunity of a lifetime by playing a role that epitomizes all the negative personality traits of a position in a business he knows too well. (more...)

Milwaukee Rep Presents SO THRIVE MY SOUL by PTI Students
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Repertory Theater presents the inaugural Professional Training Institute's production of So Thrive My Soul, in the Stiemke Studio July 13 - 16, 2017. The Professional Training Institute (PTI) is a free yearlong advance actor training program for students in 8th-12th grade who may have an interest in pursuing a career as a professional theater artist. (more...)

Brian Charles Rooney to Star in MISS BLANCHE TELLS IT ALL at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

This summer, Brian Charles Rooney will star as Miss Blanche, in the Premiere of the solo musical, Miss Blanche Tells It All by Jason Jacobs & Matthew C. Pritchard. Directed by Gisela Cardenas, with musical direction by Robert Frost and choreography by Nicole Curcio, it will begin performances as part of this year New York Musical Festival (NYMF) beginning July 12 at Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Playwrights Horizons (416 W 42nd St). (more...)

Photo Flash: Lookingglass Theatre Company's Award-Winning Production of MOBY DICK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Lookingglass Theatre Company concludes its 29th Season with its award-winning production of Moby Dick, adapted and directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin, from the book by Herman Melville, in association with The Actors Gymnasium. Moby Dick runs June 7 - September 3, 2017 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Opening is Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

North American Premieres from UK, Syria and Israel Among Lincoln Center Festival 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

The Festival's theater offerings feature four North American premieres from the U.K., Syria, and Israel, challenging audiences to look backward and forward, while offering perspectives that confront assumptions about human nature. (more...)

Northern Broadsides to Premiere FOR LOVE OR MONEY; UK Tour to Open at Viaduct Theatre Halifax in September
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Northern Broadsides and the playwright, poet and novelist Blake Morrison are set to once again join forces, this time to stage the World premiere of For Love or Money, Morrison's new adaptation of Alain-Rene Lesage's rarely performed eighteenth-century comedy Turcaret.  (more...)

Richard Nelson's ILLYRIA, Lynn Nottage's MLIMA'S TALE, UNDER THE RADAR and More Among Public Theater's 50th Anniversary Season at Astor Place
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Executive Director Patrick Willingham announced the line-up today for The Public's Astor Anniversary Season at their landmark downtown home on Lafayette Street, celebrating 50 years of new work at 425 Lafayette. (more...)

WELCOME TO HERETOFORE Has World Premiere at Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

WELCOME TO HERETOFORE, a world premiere comedy written by Steve Nevil, was developed at Theatre West and presented in their annual "best of workshop" festival, WestFest 2016 last fall. (more...)

Carla Harting and Steven Lone to Star in ROZ & RAY at San Diego REP
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) has announced final casting for "Roz & Ray," the second offering of its 42nd season. (more...)

Rebecca Naomi Jones, Shaina Taub and More to Lead Public Works' AS YOU LIKE IT Musical at the Delacorte
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

The Public Theater will kick off the 2017-18 season in September with a free Public Works musical adaptation of William Shakespeare's As You Like It, adapted by Shaina Taub and Laurie Woolery, with music and lyrics by Shaina Taub, and the company has just been announced! (more...)

Girls Rising and Capital One Present 4th Annual BeachFest Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

World renowned country/rock group Antigone Rising, known for their Billboard Heatseekers chart topper 'Don't Look Back' and touring alongside The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, The Allman Brothers, Rob Thomas and more, are making history again with their non profit Girls Rising and their BeachFest Weekend! (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Announced for HAMLET at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for William Shakespeare's exhilarating tragedy Hamlet, one of the greatest plays ever written. The Globe's Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein returns to the outdoor festival stage, with a cast featuring some of the nation's finest classical actors, to bring Shakespeare's iconic play to life. Revenge thriller, ghost story, psychological drama, political epic, and family saga, all packed in one, with unforgettable characters, theatrical masterstrokes, and world-famous lines. The Prince of Denmark comes home from college to find his father dead, his mother remarried to his uncle, and a spine-chilling apparition roaming the palace grounds. Hamlet plays August 6 - September 10, 2017, in the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Previews run August 6-11, with opening night on Saturday, August 12 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets start at $30 and are on sale now to the general public. (more...)

The Montana Repertory Theatre Will Host COLONY 22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The Montana Repertory Theatre to host "Missoula COLONY 22: a gathering of artists in support of the writers craft", July 31-August 5 on the University of Montana Campus. (more...)

THE WIRE Cast Performs ANTIGONE IN FERGUSON in Brooklyn This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

NYC Department of Veteran's Services Public Artist in Residence (PAIR) Bryan Doerries and Theater of War Productions will engage diverse audiences in a meditation on racism, violence, and social justice by bringing together leading actors from The Wire for a dramatic reading of scenes from Sophocles' Antigone - an ancient Greek tragedy exploring what takes place when personal conviction and the law clash, and violence ensues - in an event called 'Antigone in Ferguson' at Howard Playground, connected to BPL's Brownsville Branch, on today, July 15, 2017 from 7:00 - 8:45 p.m. (more...)

Eden Espinosa Joins MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at Huntington This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

The Huntington Theatre Company will open its 2017-2018 season with the legendary musical Merrily We Roll Along by Stephen Sondheim. Director Maria Friedman will recreate her critically celebrated West End production for Boston audiences. Performances will run September 8 - October 15, 2017 at the Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre. Tickets are now on sale to the general public. (more...)

NYC Public Artist in Residence Expands Work to Include Projects on Domestic Violence, Homelessness and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and Department of Veterans' Services today announced new projects as part of Bryan Doerries' evolving two-year appointment as a NYC Public Artist in Residence (PAIR), a City initiative to enhance civic services through artistic practice. Expanding on their current work through PAIR of presenting theater projects to nurture a deeper understanding of issues facing veterans, Doerries and his company, Theater of War Productions, will partner with City agencies and community organizations-including the Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence (OCDV) and the Mayor's Action Plan for Neighborhood Safety-to present new projects that address domestic violence, neighborhood violence, homelessness, and more. Working with veterans, military, and civilian communities, the company will also continue to broaden programs focused on veterans' affairs, police and community relations, racial injustice, gun violence, and mental health. (more...)

Trajal Harrell's HOOCHIE KOOCHIE Performance Exhibition Set for Barbican Art Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

This summer, Barbican Art Gallery presents the first ever performance exhibition of the New York- based choreographer and dancer Trajal Harrell. Following a two-year residency at The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2014 - 2016), this ambitious project stages over 14 of Harrell's performances including one of the earliest works he created in 1999, right through to now in a changing, daily programme of live performances. (more...)

Immersive KPOP to Take Over A.R.T./New York Theatres This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Ars Nova, in association with Ma-Yi Theater and Woodshed Collective, presents the world premiere of KPOP, a high-octane immersive event that gives you a backstage pass to a K-pop music factory. (more...)

THE SIMPSONS Contributing Writer Gary Apple Will Debut New Irreverent Holiday Musical at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Gary Apple, who has served as a contributing writer on hit comedy series such as "The Simpsons," will debut his new irreverent holiday musical Christmas In Hell during this summer's New York Musical Festival. (more...)

Stage Vets Headed to SUMMER SHORTS 2017 at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Casting is complete for SUMMER SHORTS 2017, produced by Throughline Artists at 59E59 Theaters. SUMMER SHORTS 2017 begins on Friday, July 21 and runs through Saturday, September 2. (more...)

Edward Albee's AT HOME AT THE ZOO Coming to BTG's Unicorn Theatre This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG) presents Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright, Edward Albee's (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?), At Home at the Zoo (Zoo story), directed by Eric Hill (BTG: The Homecoming, Thoreau or, Return to Walden; Poe), and featuring David Adkins (BTG: Thoreau or, Return to Walden; Poe), Joey Collins (The Glass Menagerie; BTG: The Homecoming) and Tara Franklin (BTG: The Homecoming, Lion in Winter, Equus). At Home at the Zoo (Zoo story) runs from July 19 through August 26 at The Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge, MA. Opening night is set for Saturday, July 22. (more...)

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