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Jones Beach Theater (Wantagh, NY)
1000 Ocean Pkwy
Wantagh, NY

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The story is set in ancient Baghdad, when a courageous young girl postpones her execution by weaving magical tales for the troubled king. Genies and jesters, lovers and thieves spring to life from Scheherezade's imagination-allowing her to win the king's heart even as she secures her freedom. Zimmerman celebrates the wonder of storytelling and the redemptive power of love in this "exhilarating, imaginative theatrical escape" (Variety) that Chicago magazine calls a "feast for the eyes and ears."



BURIED CHILD Announces Final Casting, Including Charlotte Hope of GAME OF THRONES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Charlotte Hope (Myranda in Game of Thrones, Allied, A United Kingdom), Jack Fortune (King Lear, Route Irish, Sparkling Cyanide), Barnaby Kay (A Streetcar Named Desire, The Real Thing, Wuthering Heights) and Gary Shelford (Twelfth Night, Angry Young Man) join the previously announced multi award-winning, international star Ed Harris (forthcoming HBO series from J.J. Abrams & Jonathan Nolan; Westworld, Pollock, The Hours and The Truman Show), Golden Globe winner Amy Madigan (Twice in a Lifetime, Roe vs. Wade), and Jeremy Irvine (War Horse, The Railway Man, Now is Good) to complete the cast in Sam Shepard's Pulitzer & Obie prize winning play, Buried Child, following a critically acclaimed New York run earlier this year. (more...)

SINBAD THE SAILOR Pantomime to Play Theatre Royal Stratford East This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East, Kerry Michael today announces the cast for the company's annual pantomime -  Sinbad the Sailor by Paul Sirett. (more...)

Magdalena Kozena to Make New York Philharmonic Debut This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in Berlioz's Les Nuits d'ete, with mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožena in her Philharmonic debut, and Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade, Today, September 29, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, September 30 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, October 1 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Ice and Fire Announces Full Cast for World Premiere of THE ISLAND NATION at the Arcola
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

ice&fire today announces the full company for the world premiere of The Island Nation, written by its Artistic Director Christine Bacon.  Ria Parry directs Claire Dargo, Ayesha Dharker, Bally Gill, Clive Hayward, Nikki Patel and Neran Persaud in the production which opens at the Arcola Theatre on 28 October, with previews from the 26 October, and runs until 19 November 2016.  (more...)

WONDERFUL TOWN at Center of Weeklong Leonard Bernstein Celebration at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Goodman Theatre kicks off its 2016/2017 Season with a major revival of Wonderful Town, Leonard Bernstein's timeless musical composition of hope and adventure, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and book by Joseph A. Fields and Jerome Chodorov. (more...)

The Piano Guys Announce New Album Uncharted And Release New Music Video For 'Okay'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

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Disney's ALADDIN Announces Education Programme
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Disney's new musical, Aladdin, which opened to critical acclaim in June 2016, has announced a new education programme. This consists of curriculum-linked education resources for Key Stage 2 and 3 pupils, workshops for pupils aged 7+ and a series of behind the scenes videos which include interviews with the multi award-winning creative team. (more...)

Qui Nguyen's VIETGONE Begins Tonight at Manhattan Theatre Club
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere of Vietgone, the new play by Qui Nguyen (She Kills Monsters), directed by May Adrales (Luce), begins previews tonight, October 4, in advance of a Tuesday, October 25 opening night at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). (more...)

Boy Meets Girl in VIETGONE, Starting Tomorrow at Manhattan Theatre Club
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

A friendly reminder! Performances begin tomorrow, today, October 4 for Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere of Vietgone, the new play by Qui Nguyen (She Kills Monsters), directed by May Adrales (Luce). (more...)

Photo Flash: THE HOTEL CERISE Rehearses
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

As the leader of the free world ends his eight years in office, a black middle class family risk losing their beloved hotel and cherry orchard, where Martin Luther King once rested and Miles Davis played. (more...)

Photo Flash: SBCC Presents COMEDIES by David Ives
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

SBCC Theatre Arts Department presents a Student Showcase production of COMEDIES BY DAVID IVES.,  November 9-19, 2016 in the Jurkowitz Theatre on SBCC's West Campus . (more...)

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS to Blow Into Rose Theatre Kingston for the Holidays; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Today Rose Theatre Kingston announces the casting for its Christmas production of Kenneth Grahame's classic story The Wind in the Willows. (more...)

THE JUNGLE BOOK Opens at The Rose This Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

In an original take on a classic story, The Rose Theater will transform into the jungles of India in their upcoming production of The Jungle Book. This thrilling adventure story follows the story of Mowgli, a baby in India who wanders away from his village and into the jungle where he is raised by wolves. The 70-minute production opens at The Rose on Oct. 28 and continues through Nov. 13.  (more...)

August Strindberg Repertory Theatre to Present PARIAH, THE STRONGER, and ABU CASEM'S SLIPPERS in Alternating Rep
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

August Strindberg Repertory Theatre, under the leadership of Robert Greer, is committed to production of his plays in new translations and interpretations that illuminate the plays of Sweden's national playwright, whose work remains as relevant today as when they were written.  The company continues its explorations November 12 to December 3 at Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street, presenting a double-bill of two-character plays -- 'Pariah' and 'The Stronger' -- in alternating rep with with Strindberg's Arabian Nights play, 'Abu Casem's Slippers.' (more...)

Dance Theater Company's TALES FROM THE ARABIAN NIGHTS Comes to Westminster Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Four magical tales adapted from Scheherazade's thousand and one Arabian Nights will be presented in a special holiday engagement of the award-winning Mosaic Dance Theater Company's production of Tales from The Arabian Nights.  The program will be presented at Westminster Arts Center at Bloomfield College, 449 Franklin Street, Bloomfield, NJ  07003.  Performances are scheduled for Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM (more...)

BWW Blog: Alyssa Sileo - Candle Chronicles - GCIT International Thespian Society Troupe 5480 Inductions
by Guest Blogger: Alyssa Sileo - Oct 19, 2016

ALL THE THINGS THAT MAKE A 5480 INDUCTION DISTINCTLY UNCONVENTIONAL AND PURELY GCIT: (more...)

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS to Blow Into Rose Theatre Kingston for the Holidays; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Today Rose Theatre Kingston announces the casting for its Christmas production of Kenneth Grahame's classic story The Wind in the Willows. (more...)

SBCC Theatre Arts Department to Present COMEDIES BY David Ives
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

SBCC Theatre Arts Department presents a Student Showcase production of COMEDIES BY DAVID IVES,  November 9-19, 2016 in the Jurkowitz Theatre on SBCC's West Campus . (more...)

Columbia University's MFA Acting Class of 2017 to Present 1001 and THE LATE WEDDING
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Columbia Stages will present Columbia University School of the Arts graduating class of MFA actors, appearing in a pair of thesis productions at Teatro LATEA at The Clemente. (more...)

B Street Theatre's Family Series Presents ROBIN HOOD by Playwright Greg Banks
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

The legendary Robin Hood of yore comes to life on the B Street stage with plenty of sword fighting, wordplay and physical comedy. (more...)

Columbia University's MFA Acting Class of 2017 to Present 1001 and THE LATE WEDDING
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Columbia Stages will present Columbia University School of the Arts graduating class of MFA actors, appearing in a pair of thesis productions at Teatro LATEA at The Clemente. (more...)

BWW Review: Creativity Abounds in MOBY DICK at Arena Stage
by Jennifer Perry - Nov 27, 2016

As presented at Arena Stage, Lookingglass Theatre Company's 'Moby Dick' offers many theatrical surprises that are sure to enthrall nearly any theatergoer looking for something a little different this holiday season. (more...)

Rifco Announces UK Tour Of New Play MISS MEENA AND THE MASALA QUEENS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

Rifco Artistic Director Pravesh Kumar today announces the UK tour of the world premiere Miss Meena & the Masala Queens, written by Harvey Virdi. (more...)

London Classic Theatre Announces New Tour of Terry Johnson's Award-Winning HYSTERIA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Following the successful tour of Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party in 2016, today London Classic Theatre Artistic Director Michael Cabot announces a new production of Terry Johnson's Hysteria for spring 2017. (more...)

MR. AND MRS. PENNYWORTH to Premiere at Lookingglass Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Lookingglass Theatre Company continues its Season with Mr. and Mrs. Pennyworth, written and directed by Ensemble Member Doug Hara. Mr. and Mrs. Pennyworth runs December 7, 2016 - February 19, 2017. (more...)

Stars of Parr Hall Panto Spread Festive Cheer at Lights Switch-On
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Stars of Parr Hall's panto Aladdin spread a little festive cheer in Warrington yesterday as they helped celebrate the official start of Christmas. (more...)

Jo Lampert to Star in David Byrne's JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE at The Public; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The Public Theater has announced casting for JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE, with book, music, and lyrics by David Byrne. (more...)

Cast Complete for Geffen Playhouse's LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, Starring Jane Kaczmarek and Alfred Molina
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The Geffen Playhouse today announced the full cast for its production of Eugene O'Neill's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Long Day's Journey Into Night, directed by Jeanie Hackett. (more...)

Tickets for ARABIAN NIGHTS Are On Sale Now!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The transformative power of storytelling lies at the heart of Arabian Nights as the clever and imaginative Sharhazad enchants King Shahrayar with stories for a thousand and one nights to stave off her execution and protect the other young women of the city. (more...)

San Francisco Symphony To Celebrate Composer John Adam's Birthday With Three Weekend Celebration, 2/10-25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The San Francisco Symphony (SFS) honors John Adams's 70th birthday in a special three-weekend celebration of his music, February 10-25. (more...)

South Coast Repertory Sails Into New Year With Stunning Adaptation of MOBY DICK
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Whether you enjoyed or avoided Moby Dick in high school, Lookingglass Theatre Company's acclaimed stage adaptation will take your breath away. The production, with its bold use of acrobatics and physical daring, ushers in the New Year on South Coast Repertory's Segerstrom Stage, Jan. 20-Feb. 19. Tickets are now available at www.scr.org. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for I CAPTURE THE CASTLE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

In 2017 Watford Palace Theatre proudly presents the world premiere musical I Capture the Castle, based on the iconic novel by Dodie Smith, and co-produced with the Octagon Theatre Bolton and Kevin Wallace Limited, in association with Deborah Ward. (more...)

AS YOU LIKE IT, Featuring Original Music by Obie Winner Heather Christian, to Launch New Year at Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Folger Theatre continues its celebrated 25th anniversary season with As You Like It, one of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies. Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, this classic tale filled with love, laughter, and mistaken identity features original songs composed by Heather Christian and dances by Alexandra Beller. As You Like It is on stage from January 24 through March 5, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsals for LA RONDE at the Bunker
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Collaborative Artists return for 2017 with a bold reimagining of Arthur Schnitzler's infamous classic La Ronde in a new adaption by Max Gill. La Ronde embraces life's game of chance and the blindness of desire and fortune as fate decides the cast's roles every night and throughout the play. (more...)

Novato Theater Company To Host a Comedy Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2017

Novato Theater Company Hosts a Comedy Weekend February 24-26. at the NTC Playhouse, 5420 Nave Drive in Novato. A stellar lineup of the Bay Area's top comedians and improvisers will take the stage for five shows - Friday, February 24 at 7:00 and 9:00 pm; Saturday, February 25 at 7:00 and 9:00 pm: and Sunday, February 26 at 6:00 pm. The event is sponsored by Humor Resources www.thehumorresources.com (more...)

Donmar Warehouse Announces Full Casting For LIMEHOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

The Donmar Warehouse today announces full casting for playwright Steve Waters' searing new drama Limehouse. The play imagines what happened when the 'Gang of Four' met in 1981 to break away from the Labour party and form the SDP. (more...)

Cast Set for U.S. Premiere of BEYOND CARING, Return of MOBY DICK at Lookingglass Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Lookingglass Theatre Company announces casting for the final two shows of its 2016-2017 season, including the U.S. Premiere of Beyond Caring, written and directed by Alexander Zeldin in association with Dark Harbor Stories, a company led by Ensemble Member David Schwimmer and Tom Hodges, as well as the remount of the Jeff Award-winning Moby Dick, adapted from the novel by Herman Melville and directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin. (more...)

ARABIAN NIGHTS Presented by The Shenandoah Valley Governor's School Opens this Week!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

The transformative power of storytelling lies at the heart of Arabian Nights as the clever and imaginative Sharhazad enchants King Shahrayar with stories for a thousand and one nights to stave off her execution and protect the other young women of the city. (more...)

Condor Theatre Company Presents DON QUIXOTE IN ALGIERS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Miguel de Cervantes says he is Christian, Zohra bint Ali is Muslim. He is a prisoner, captured by pirates, held for ransom. She is fated to be trapped in an arranged marriage. Both are desperate to flee. Can Miguel and Zohra trust each other enough to escape Algiers together? (more...)

Cast Announced for Zayd Dohrn's THE PROFANE World Premiere Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for THE PROFANE, the world premiere of a new play by Zayd Dohrn (Outside People, Reborning). Directed by Kip Fagan (Grand Concourse at , Exit Strategy, The Revisionist, Asuncion), THE PROFANE will be the fifth production of the theater company's 2016/2017 Season. (more...)

Mare Winningham Joins David Byrne's JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The Public Theater announced today that Emmy Award winner Mare Winningham and Dimitri Joseph Moise join the previously announced cast of the world premiere musical Joan of Arc: Into the Fire. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Theatre By The Lake and English Touring Theatre's World Premiere of WILLIAM WORDSWORTH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Theatre by the Lake today announces full cast for the world premiere of Nicholas Pierpan's play William Wordsworth.  Michael Oakley directs Daniel Abelson (Coleridge), Amiera Darwish (Sara), Richard Evans (Atkinson/Elderly Man), Joseph Mydell (George Beaumont), Emma Pallant (Dorothy), Paul Ryan (Peter Garner/Lonsdale's Secretary), John Sackville (Wordsworth), Rosalind Steele (Mrs Coleridge) and Terence Wilton (Lord Lonsdale/Beggar Man). (more...)

Full Casting Announced For Harvey Virdi's New Play MISS MEENA AND THE MASALA QUEENS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Rifco Artistic Director Pravesh Kumar today announces full casting for his production of the world premiere of Miss Meena & the Masala Queens, written by Harvey Virdi. The production opens at Watford Palace Theatre on 9 May 2017 before touring to Warwick Arts Centre, Nuffield Southampton Theatres, West Yorkshire Playhouse and newly announced tour dates Greenwich Theatre and Theatre Royal Windsor. (more...)

Dvorak's RUSALKA To Open At The Met Starring Kristine Opolais, Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Kristine Opolais stars in her first Met performances of her breakthrough role, the title character in Dvo?ak's Rusalka, in a new staging, directed by Mary Zimmerman and conducted by Sir Mark Elder, opening at the Met February 2. (more...)

The Semitic Root's Immersive Murdery Mystery THE STRANGEST Coming to NYC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

The Strangest invites audiences into an immersive theatrical experience in which they enter a traditional Arab storytelling café, where for centuries masters of the oral tradition wove tales of intrigue. (more...)

BWW Review: THE NUTCRACKER at Kansas City Ballet
by Alan Portner - Dec 7, 2016

Lavish settings and sumptuous music frame classic story (more...)

Exhibitions, ALADDIN and More on This January in Warrington
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

What's on for January 2017 at Pyramid & Parr Hall? Scroll down to find out! (more...)

McCarter to Present Bedlam's HAMLET and SAINT JOAN in Rep
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

McCarter Theatre Center is starting the New Year with a fresh look at two of literature's most enigmatic and dynamic characters. From January 13 - February 12, the celebrated New York theater company, Bedlam, makes its McCarter Theatre Center debut with their critically- acclaimed stripped down productions of William Shakespeare's Hamlet and George Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan, in rotating repertory. (more...)

Stars Of Parr Hall Panto Spread Festive Cheer On Children's Ward
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Young patients at Warrington Hospital had huge smiles on their faces this week thanks to a surprise visit by the cast of Parr Hall's panto Aladdin. (more...)

Stellar Cast Announced for Bold Adaption of LA RONDE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Collaborative Artists return for 2017 with a bold reimagining of Arthur Schnitzler's infamous classic La Ronde in a new adaption by Max Gill. (more...)

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