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Vivian Beaumont Theatre (New York, NY)
150 West 65th St. at Broadway

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ARCADIA is set in April 1809 in a stately home in Derbyshire. Thomasina, a gifted pupil, proposes a startling theory, beyond her comprehension. All around her, the adults, including her tutor Septimus, are preoccupied with secret desires, illicit passions and professional rivalries. Two hundred years later, academic adversaries Hannah and Bernard are piecing together puzzling clues, curiously recalling those events of 1809, in their quest for an increasingly elusive truth.


A.C.T. to Stage West Coast Premiere of Tom Stoppard's THE HARD PROBLEM
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Following a sold-out run at the acclaimed National Theatre in London, American Conservatory Theater-currently celebrating its 50th anniversary subscription season-will present the West Coast premiere of Tom Stoppard's newest work, The Hard Problem (October 19-November 13, 2016). (more...)

Gunning for a Groom! MURIEL'S WEDDING THE MUSICAL to Premiere in Sydney Next Year with New Tunes
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

In Muriel's Wedding The Musical, Muriel Heslop is back! And this time she's singing. (more...)

Theatre for a New Audience Teams with New York Public Library for 'FIRST FOLIO' Event
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Theatre for a New Audience and The New York Public Library will mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death with a viewing of a First Folio followed by a conversation among scholars and conservators on the Folio's innovative origins, its history as a wildly coveted (and carefully conserved) artifact, and its continued role in the robust afterlife of Shakespeare. (more...)

Betsy Morgan, Kurt Boehm, Skye Mattox and More Join Arena Stage's CAROUSEL; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the complete company for Carousel directed by Artistic Director Molly Smith, with music by Richard Rodgers and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. (more...)

Remy Bumppo Opens 20th Anniversary Season with PIRANDELLO's HENRY IV by Tom Stoppard
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Remy Bumppo Theatre Company opens its 20th Anniversary Season with the Midwest Premiere of Pirandello's Henry IV. This European classic rarely produced in the United States, is a new re-imagined translation by Tom Stoppard. (more...)

THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA McBRIDE to Play the Arden This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Arden Theatre Company continues its 29th season with Mattew Lopez's THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA McBRIDE from October 13 through November 27, 2016. Emmanuelle Delpech directs. THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA McBRIDE runs on the Arden's Arcadia Stage at 40 N. 2nd Street in Philadelphia. (more...)

Gamm Extends ARCADIA by Popular Demand
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (The Gamm) announces 6 additional performances of Arcadia, extended by popular demand through October 23. Tom Stoppard'sundisputed masterpiece, directed by Fred Sullivan, Jr., has been playing to full houses and critical praise since it opened in previews two weeks ago. (more...)

BWW Review: The Gamm's Ambitious but Inconsistent ARCADIA
by Andria Tieman - Sep 26, 2016

Arcadia is considered by many to be one of the best plays in the English language and it manages to walk the line between humor and tragedy very well all while maintaining delightful and rapid reversals of fortune punctuated by moments of real insight. It's interesting to watch a play that is at its core about research and learning, but still come away entertained rather than feeling lectured to.  The Gamm has done admirably taking on this potentially daunting work, and though there are a few hiccups and missteps, the overall production is well executed and thought-provoking. (more...)

Don't Tell Mama Announces October Guest Stars for BROADWAY 'BOOZY' BRUNCH
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Restaurant Row's beloved piano bar, Don't Tell Mama, has announced the first Broadway 'Boozy' Brunch's special guest lineup for October!  (more...)

Top 5 Performing Arts Universities in Cuba!
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 22, 2016

The theatre scene in Cuba is growing substantially and it all begins in the schools! Below, BroadwayWorld rounds up the top 5 performing arts schools in Cuba. Check out the list below! (more...)

Four Nations Ensemble Sets 2017 Series at Merkin Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

For the second year, the Four Nations Ensemble will make its home at Merkin Concert Hall to present three programs of chamber and vocal music by Bach and his contemporaries, from Handel to Couperin to Vivaldi. The programs, each on Monday evenings, will be held January 30, March 13, and May 8, 2017 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

PLENTY, Starring Rachel Weisz, Extends at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that PLENTY, written by David Hare, will extend two weeks through Sunday, November 20. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Maggie McDowell, Erin Weaver and More in Folger Theatre's SENSE & SENSIBILITY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Folger Theatre's 2016/17 season kicks off with an inspired stage adaptation of one of literature's most cherished novels, Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. This all-new production of the critically acclaimed play is adapted by Kate Hamilland directed by the Wall Street Journal's Director of the Year (2014), Eric Tucker, Artistic Director of Bedlam Theater in New York. This DC premiere at the Folger breathes new life into the 200-year old favorite with a whimsical and theatrical staging. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

British Museum Premieres ROCK ART: POWER AND SYMBOLISM IN SOUTHERN AFRICA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

This Asahi Shimbun Display Rock art: power and symbolism in southern Africa focuses on a piece of San|Bushmen rock art from Zimbabwe. San|Bushmen describes groups of hunter-gatherer-fishers living in southern Africa. The object depicts two human figures and three antelope on a quartz base. Particular animals such as eland and kudu had symbolic importance for San|Bushmen, relating to their cosmology and rituals. (more...)

Dermot Crowley and Dearbhla Molloy to Lead AFTERPLAY at Irish Rep This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Irish Repertory Theatre will present the New York premiere of AFTERPLAY, by Tony and Olivier Award winner Brian Friel. Directed by Joe Dowling (Tartuffe), and starring Irish stage and screen stars Dermot Crowley and Dearbhla Molloy. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

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Reading of Ayn Rand's WE THE LIVING/THE UNCONQUERED Coming Up This Month in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

A public reading of scenes from Ayn Rand's We the Living/The Unconquered will be performed on September 29th at 2pm at The Westside Theatre Downstairs (407 West 43rdStreet). Directed by Ann Ciccolella, We the Living/The Unconquered is produced by Austin Shakespeare, who produced a stage adaptation of Ayn Rand's Anthem Off-Broadway in 2013. (more...)

InterAct to Kick Off Season with Award-Winning Play GROUNDED
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

Following rave reviews at the Public Theater in New York, as well as an acclaimed run in London (and the announcement that the captivating soul searching drama will soon be produced on the big screen starring Anne Hathaway), InterAct Theatre Company presents the Philadelphia debut of George Brant's GROUNDED. (more...)

Kyle Selig, Ron Bohmer, Kerry O'Malley and More to Look to the Stars in OCTOBER SKY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team of the West Coast premiere of OCTOBER SKY, which will blast off the Globe's 2016-2017 Season with a tale of boys, rockets, and big dreams. (more...)

Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA to Play This Fall at The Gamm
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Arcadia by Tom Stoppard, directed by Fred Sullivan, Jr., will play The Gamm this fall, running Sept. 15-Oct. 16, 2016. (more...)

Drama League Nominee Julia Coffey Joins 2016 Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Davis McCallum, Artistic Director of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, has announced that Drama League and Drama Desk Award nominee Julia Coffey will join the company to take over the roles of Rosalind in As You Like It, and Mariana and Mistress Overdone in Measure for Measure. Coffey will first appear in As You Like It on Sunday, July 31. (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...)

First Folio Theatre to Present Chicago Premiere of DR. SEWARD'S DRACULA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Come experience the legend of Dracula anew, as First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) presents the Chicago premiere of DR. SEWARD'S DRACULA, opening Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 8:15 p.m., and running through November 6, 2016, with previews October 5-7. (more...)

Rose Theatre Kingston Announces Casting for GOOD CANARY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Rose Theatre Kingston today announces full casting for Zach Helm's Good Canary, directed by Award winning actor and director, John Malkovich. (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Patti LuPone & More Earn Jeff Awards Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Six world premiere plays and four new adaptations seen first by Chicago audiences were among those receiving nominations by The Jeff Awards Committee. 178 nominations in 32 categories honor Chicago Equity theatrical productions that opened between August 1, 2015 and July 31, 2016. (more...)

Cast Announced for Regional Premiere of Sting's THE LAST SHIP in Utah
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the regional premiere of The Last Ship, the semi-autobiographical lyrical musical by the world-renowned musician Sting. Sting wrote the music and lyrics; the book was written by the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning writers John Logan and Brian Yorkey. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's New Play SCENES FROM COURT LIFE to Open Yale Rep's 50th Anniversary Season; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre, celebrating 50 years of daring artists, bold choices, and adventurous audiences, presents the world premiere of Scenes from Court Life, or the whipping boy and his prince by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Mark Wing-Davey, September 30-October 22 at Yale University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, October 6. (more...)

Adam Langdon Tapped for THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

The National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, the Tony Award-winning new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel, has just revealed casting for its North American tour. (more...)

Pulitzer Finalist MARJORIE PRIME to Launch Central Square Theater's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

The Nora Theatre Company presents Jordan Harrison's Marjorie Prime from September 8 - October 9, 2016. Marjorie Prime is directed by M. Bevin O'Gara. (more...)

MAN IN THE RING to Make World Premiere at the Court Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, presents the World Premiere of Man in the Ring by Michael Cristofer, directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell. (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...)

Lefra Produksies to Visit Kimberley's Gariep Arts Festival with Two Top Productions!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2016

Lefra Produksies bring twee top produksies na die Gariep Kunstefees op Kimberley op 2 en 3 September vanjaar!  Kom skaterlag vir Lefra Produksies se skreeusnaakse klug Daa' Gaat die Bruid! op Saterdag, 3 September om 11:00, 15:00 en 18:00.  Hennie Smit en Arina de Witt vermaak in As Drome Vlerke Kry op Vrydag, 2 September om 16:00.  Beide produksies speel in die Newtonteater op die gronde van die Newton Primere Skool op die hoek van Halkettweg en Conradstraat.  Besprekings kan gedoen word deur Computicket te skakel by 0861 915 8000 of bespreek aanlyn www.computicket.com.  Besoek gerus ook www.lefra.com vir meer inligting.  Al die produksies word aangebied met die trotse ondersteuning van Christo Strydom Nutrition, Stuttaford van Lines, RSG, Sounds Good en McCarthy Volkswagen Arcadia. (more...)

Lefra Produksies to Present The Cave of Hero
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2016

Lefra Produksies doen dit weer!  'n Splinternuwe 'grotproduksie' is oppad - Groet die Grotheld met Cobus Venter.  Lefra Produksies hou steeds die rekord in die Suid-Afrikaanse teaterwese met Groet die Grotman, wat vir langer as 10 jaar gespeel het met meer as 1,000 opvoerings Groet die Grotheld gaan in die Grotman se voetspore volg, alhoewel Groet die Grotheld totaal 'n splinternuwe produksie is en beslis geen opvolg op die Grotman nie.  Dis so eg Suid-Afrikaans soos biltong, boerewors en natuurlik die Blou Bulle!  Hierdie splinternuwe en oorspronklike teks is deur Suid-Afrika se eie klugkoning, Frans Swart geskryf.  Swart hanteer ook die regie.  Die produksie het 'n ouerbegeleiding vir taal.  Groet die Grotheld besoek die Hoer Volkskool op Heidelberg op Donderdag, 1 September 2016 om 18:30.  Besprekings kan gedoen word deur vir Ria Fourie te skakel by 083 564 1589.  Groet die Grotheld word aangebied met die vriendelike samewerking van Stuttaford van Lines, McCarthy Volkswagen Arcadia, RSG, Sounds Good en die Varkfees. (more...)

Players' Ring 25th Season Kicks Off With ARCADIA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

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Susan Blackwell and Rory O'Malley to Host LET ME TRY THAT AGAIN: TAKE 4 at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

On Sunday, September 18th at 54 Below, join Susan Blackwell ([title of show], "Side By Side by Susan Blackwell") and Rory O'Malley (Hamilton, Book of Mormon) as they host an evening of fabulous performers sharing their most embarrassing moments onstage, and then redeeming themselves by recreating that moment. (more...)

Hartford Stage Sets Cast, Creative Team for QUEENS FOR A YEAR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts announced today the cast and creative team for Queens for a Year, written by T.D. Mitchell and featuring local actress Vanessa R Butler. (more...)

Cast Complete for Rachel Weisz-Led Revival of PLENTY at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the first major New York revival of David Hare's PLENTY. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux and featuring the previously announced Rachel Weisz and Corey Stoll, the show will begin previews on Tuesday, October 4 and run through Sunday, November 6, with an official press opening on Thursday, October 20. (more...)

4th Wall Theatre Kicks Off 2016-17 Season With TRUE WEST
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

4th Wall Theatre Company (formerly Stark Naked Theatre Company) opens its 2016-2017 season on September 9th  with Sam Shepard's Tony-nominated masterpiece, True West-a modern American classic exploring themes of sibling rivalry, art as commerce, and what it means to 'be a man.' Like a runaway train, this dark comedy about two brothers and their mutual resentment takes audiences on a thrill ride into the dark side of the human psyche, with laughs and unexpected moments of revelation along the way.  In its world premiere, the San Francisco Chronicle noted that True West is "clear, funny, naturalistic. It's also opaque, terrifying, surrealistic.  If that sounds contradictory, you're on to one aspect of Shepard's winning genius-the ability to make you think your watching one thing while at the same time he's presenting another." (more...)

Explore Cole Porter's World with Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena POPS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena POPS heat up the Los Angeles County Arboretum on August 20th with an evening solely devoted to one of America's most beloved musical icons for Cole Porter Night. (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...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 8/19; Signature's JELLY'S LAST JAM, BILLY ELLIOT in Israel and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 19, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Washington, DC, Milwaukee, Israel and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include Signature Theatre's JELLY'S LAST JAM, Arcadia in Milwaukee, and BILLY ELLIOT in Israel, just to name a few. (more...)

ULTRA Worldwide Unveils First Standalone RESISTANCE Event
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

RESISTANCE - the concept created by ULTRA Worldwide that debuted in Buenos Aires just 18 months ago - will officially become a standalone event series with the launch of RESISTANCE Peru. (more...)

Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena POPS Salute the Music of the Silver Screen in a Season Finale for the Ages
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena POPS close their popular outdoor summer concert series at the Los Angeles County Arboretum on Saturday, September 10 with A Salute to Warner Bros.! The POPS season finale will provide a quintessential Feinstein experience with a showcase of singers and dancers recreating songs from films adapted from Broadway musicals The Music Man, Gypsy, and 42nd Street among others. The orchestra will also perform timeless instrumental favorites from the silver screen like John Williams' theme from the original Superman, and who can forget the iconic Warner Bros. theme from Looney Tunes. (more...)

Lefra Productions's REVUE 2016 Competition to Screen on kykNET NOU!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Lefra Produksies het so pas sy opwindende nasionale revuekompetisie, REVUE 2016, bekend gestel. Hierdie lekker revuekompetisie vir laer- en hoerskole sal in September 2016 by Carnival City se Big Top Arena uitgespook word.  (more...)

The Dragon Theatre Presents the Existential Classic Waiting For Godot
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Voted 'the most significant English language play of the 20th century" in a survey of playwrights, Waiting for Godot is considered a masterpiece of surrealist existentialism. Two wandering vagabonds, Vladimir and Estragon, wait by a lonely tree, to meet up with Mr. Godot, an enigmatic figure in a world where time, place and memory are blurred and meaning is where you find it. The men hope that Godot will change their lives for the better. Instead, two eccentric travelers arrive, one man on the end of the other's rope. The results are both surprisingly funny and somehow touching, and the trip will bend your brain in this vigorous conception of Samuel Beckett's classic. (more...)

Lyric Stage Announces Cast, Creative Team for COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston announces the cast & creative team for COMPANY, with Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM and Book by GEORGE FURTH. Directed by Spiro Veloudos with music director Catherine Stornetta and choreography & musical staging by Rachel Bertone, COMPANY will run September 2 - October 9, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: Complexity and Cunning Appear in APT's Extraordinary ARCADIA
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Aug 15, 2016

Could life be portrayed similar to a steaming cup of tea that eventually grows cool, and finally stone cold? That premise represents one possible physical property of energy, specifically heat, in Tom Stoppard's 1993 play titled Arcadia. At American Players Theatre (APT) Up the Hill stage, Stoppard's contemporary, complex and cunning production poses the duality to life and questions theoretical polar opposites such as order versus chaos. In this absorbing and provocative play where the heat of romantic love interferes with life's scientifically charted course, where the unpredictable and predetermined meet, this APT cast features excellent poetic form when playing what Stoppard also contemplated: 'It is a defect of God's humour that he directs our hearts everywhere but to those who have a right to them.' (more...)

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY to Open Folger Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Folger Theatre's 2016/17 season kicks off with an inspired stage adaptation of one of literature's most cherished novels, Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. (more...)

Robert Sean Leonard to Be Crowned in CAMELOT at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Tony Award-winning actor Robert Sean Leonard, best known for tv's 'House,' film's 'Dead Poet's Society,' and Broadway's 'The Invention of Love' and 'Long Day's Journey Into Night,' will portray King Arthur in Lerner and Loewe's 'Camelot,' a freshly inventive take on the classic musical, at Westport Country Playhouse, October 4 - 30. (more...)

Single Tickets on Sale Now for A.C.T.'s 16-17 Season Featuring KING CHARLES III, JOHN, HERE LIES LOVE and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Single tickets for A.C.T.'s 50th Anniversary season, featuring extraordinary theater artists from around the globe, are now available. (more...)

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