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Irish Repertory Theatre (New York, NY)
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BWW Review: Ensemble and Direction Galvanize EVITA at Eight O'Clock Theatre
by Peter Nason - Mar 6, 2017

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's masterpiece is a gorgeous-looking production. (more...)

First Highlights Announced for Holt Festival 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

The award-winning Holt Festival has rapidly established itself as one of the East of England's most anticipated events. Festival organisers have just announced the first fourteen highlights for the July 2017 arts extravaganza, giving an intriguing sample of the full festival programme that will be revealed in May. (more...)

Donmar Warehouse Announces Full Casting for THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI Starring Lenny Henry
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

The Donmar Warehouse today announces full casting for Bruce Norris' new translation of Bertolt Brecht's satirical masterpiece The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, directed by Simon Evans with design by Peter McKintosh. (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...)

HAMLET to Transfer to Harold Pinter Theatre Following Sold-Out Run at Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Olivier Award-winning director, Robert Icke's (Mary Stuart, The Red Barn, Uncle Vanya, Oresteia, Mr Burns and 1984), ground-breaking and electrifying production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, starring BAFTA award-winner Andrew Scott (Moriarty in BBC's Sherlock, Denial, Spectre, Design For Living and Cock) in the title role, will transfer to the Harold Pinter Theatre, following a critically acclaimed and sell out run at the Almeida Theatre. (more...)

Mario Cantone & Jerry Dixon to Bring HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON? to Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The last time comic/actor Mario Cantone ('Sex in the City,' Assassins) and actor, songwriter, and director Jerry Dixon (If/Then, Once on This Island, tick, tick...BOOM!) teamed up, they created Laugh Whore, Cantone's wickedly entertaining and Tony-nominated one-man show-turned-Showtime special. (more...)

Theatr Clwyd Announces 2017 Summer and Autumn Seasons
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

As she completes her first year as Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd, Tamara Harvey today announces the 2017 Summer and Autumn seasons for the company. These include four world premieres; BoHo, a co-production with Hijinx Theatre which features both learning disabled and non-disabled actors, and, after a successful collaboration on the production of Love Lies and Taxidermy, Theatr Clwyd reunites with Paines Plough to open the 2017 Roundabout Season with co-productions of Black Mountain, Out Of Love and How To Be A Kid in collaboration with the Orange Tree Theatre. The Theatr Clwyd and Sheffield Theatres co-production of a new adaptation of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, by Welsh Playwright Peter Gill, will be directed by Harvey and will open at Clwyd from the 21 September ahead of transferring to Sheffield Theatres as part of Robert Hastie's inaugural season. (more...)

THE CARDINAL Finds Full Company at Southwark Payhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Natalie Simpson (Royal Shakespeare Company's recent productions of King Lear, Hamlet and Cymbeline) joins an eleven-strong cast to play Duchess Rosaura alongside the previously announced Stephen Boxer in THE CARDINAL at Southwark Playhouse. James Shirley's tragic masterpiece, directed by Justin Audibert, plays from 26 April - 27 May with a press performance on 28 April. (more...)

Casting Announced for Irish Rep's World Premiere of REBEL IN THE SOUL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Irish Repertory Theatre has announced full casting for the world premiere of REBEL IN THE SOUL, a new play by Larry Kirwan (Liverpool Fantasy). (more...)

Theatre Three Announces 2017-18 Season; First Season Curated by New Artistic Director Jeffrey Schmidt
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

???????Newly-appointed Theatre Three Artistic Director Jeffrey Schmidt has announced the 2017-18 season for productions on the Norma Young Arena Stage. Theatre Three, Dallas's fifty-six year-old theatre-in-the-round, is located in the Quadrangle in the heart of uptown at 2800 Routh Street, Ste #168, Dallas, TX 75201. (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...)

SECRETS OF THE DEAD Reveals Untold Story of Nero's Sunken City, 3/29
by TV News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

For the first time, an international team of scientists, archaeologists, and historians is meticulously mapping the underwater ruins and piecing together evidence that could provide answers to these questions. Secrets of the Dead chronicles this investigation uncovering what life was like in Nero's Sunken City. T (more...)

Rehearsals Begin Today for Robert Holman's JONAH AND OTTO Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Rehearsals begin today for JONAH AND OTTO, by celebrated UK playwright Robert Holman, with performances starting February 1st prior to the official opening on Wednesday, February 8th at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 West 42 Street. (more...)

Slow Burn Theatre Company Charts New Waters with Tony Winning TITANIC: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Winner of five Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Book and Best Score, Titanic: The Musical comes to the Amaturo Theater for a striking production by Slow Burn Theatre Company from Thursday, January 19 - Sunday, February 5. (more...)

Robert Holman's Haunting New Play JONAH AND OTTO Headed to Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

JONAH AND OTTO, by celebrated UK playwright Robert Holman, is set to begin performances February 1st, with the official Opening Night on Wednesday, February 8th at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 West 42 Street. (more...)

LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES Will Seduce Audiences on Broadway Through This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

The Donmar Warehouse production of Christopher Hampton's Les Liaisons Dangereuses is in its final week of performances with the limited engagement ending this Sunday, January 8, 2017 at the Booth Theatre (222 W 45th St). (more...)

MTV Live Setlist, Front and Center and More This Year The Iridium!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

2017 is shaping up to be an eventful year at The Iridium as we continue to host MTV Live Setlist (the episode featuring 'dark girl pop' band MUNA airs this Saturday, February 4 at 9pm ET), and the acclaimed live public television series Front and Center (season 6 airing now at various dates/times across the country)!  (more...)

Players Presents LES LIAISONS DANGERUESES from London's National Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

On Sunday, January 8 at 1pm, the Peterborough Players will present a streamed broadcast of the National Theatre's production of LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES By Christopher Hampton live in High Definition.? (more...)

Full Cast Announced For Nuffield Southampton Theatres' Production Of THE GRAPES OF WRATH
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

With Nuffield Southampton Theatres' production of Fantastic Mr Fox about to start its tour at Lyric Hammersmith, Director Sam Hodges today announces casting for the forthcoming production of John Steinbeck's Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Grapes of Wrath, adapted by Frank Galati.  (more...)

Bob Saget Has Been Added To The All-star Lineup Of Garden Of Laughs
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

The Madison Square Garden Company (NYSE: MSG) and The Garden of Dreams Foundation is pleased to announce that Grammy Award-nominated comedian and the star of two of the most successful network TV shows ever produced, Bob Saget, has joined the Garden of Laughs presented by Delta Air Lines. (more...)

Obi Abili to Star in Eugene O'Neill's THE EMPEROR JONES at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Irish Repertory Theatre will present Eugene O'Neill's THE EMPEROR JONES, directed by Ciaran O'Reilly (Shining City) this spring, starring Obi Abili (Ivo van Hove's Antigone at BAM). THE EMPEROR JONES begins performances on March 1, 2017 at Irish Rep Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage, opens on March 12, and runs through April 23, 2017. (more...)

Upcoming JONAH AND OTTO Offering Student Tickets at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Specially priced student tickets are now available for JONAH AND OTTO, by celebrated UK playwright Robert Holman. (more...)

WiLAN Subsidiaries Enter into License Agreements with Nanya Technology
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

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VIDEO: New Rehearsal Video of JONAH AND OTTO Debuts Today!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

A new video offering a sneak peek into the first week of rehearsals for the New York premiere of JONAH AND OTTO, made its debut today on YouTube. (more...)

Write Out Loud Presents THE THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Write Out Loud - an organization founded in 2007 with a commitment to inspire, challenge and entertain by reading short stories aloud for a live audience  - announces THE THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE, the fourth production in their 10th Anniversary Season.  Write Out Loud Story Concerts bring literature to life - aloud - with rehearsed readings by professional actors. Each program explores specific themes by weaving a variety of stories, poems and music together into a literary tapestry. David Fenner, Jeffrey Howard Ingman, Veronica Murphy and Walter Ritter will perform. A pre-show reception starts at 6:15pm with a 7:00pm curtain. (more...)

JONAH AND OTTO by Celebrated UK Playwright Robert Holman Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

JONAH AND OTTO, by celebrated UK playwright Robert Holman, is set to open tonight (Wednesday) at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 West 42 Street. Under the direction of Geraldine Hughes, JONAH AND OTTO stars Sean Gormley and Rupert Simonian. (more...)

BWW Review: Figuring out why all the D'Ysquiths are dying in GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE at Dr. Phillips Center
by Kimberly Moy - Feb 8, 2017

With a title like A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER, you could expect a darkly toned show like SWEENEY TODD. Or perhaps something sexy like CHICAGO; or even something historic like ASSASSINS. While murder musicals have been done, you probably haven't seen something quite like this. (more...)

Photo Flash: UK Playwright Robert Holman Hosts Talkback at JONAH AND OTTO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Celebrated UK playwright Robert Holman is making his New York debut with Jonah and Otto, which officially opens tomorrow evening (Wednesday) at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 West 42 Street. This past Saturday, Holman and the show's creative team hosted a very special post-performance Q&A with the audience. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Celebrated UK Playwright Robert Holman to Host Talkback at JONAH AND OTTO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Celebrated UK playwright Robert Holman is making his New York debut with JONAH AND OTTO, which officially opens next Wednesday, February 8th at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 West 42 Street. (more...)

BWW Review: Lopsided Tone in Farcical MY MAN GODFREY at Theatre Schmeater
by Amelia Reynolds - Feb 3, 2017

Something's wrong when a tertiary character with no name upstages your main character. Sometimes it can make a production more memorable, but in Theatre Schmeater's current production of 'My Man Godfrey', the nameless mediator embraced the melodrama of the production and went over the top deliciously. This person, Danny Herter, set the bar very high for the level of pomp and circumstance that some of the flighty Aristocrats just did not match. Granted, the bulk of the cast did a good job making the characters into caricatures--Sarah Karnes' whiney Irene Bullock; Lantz Wagner as the mooching eccentric, Carlo; and Teri Lazzara's ditzy Angelica Bullock, to name a few (more on that later)--but I wish director Doug Staley pointed to Danny Herter, with his Martin Short as the Mad Hatter voice, and encouraged the less flamboyant members of the cast to peacock a bit more in this tale of scatterbrained socialites. (more...)

Comedians Bring the Laughs to Carolines on Broadway in March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Carolines on Broadway, New York City's premier comedy venue, presents its talented line-up for the month of March, highlighted by headliners Erik Griffin, from Comedy Central's Workaholics,March 2 - 5; Gilbert Gottfried, from the film The Aristocrats, one night only,March 9; Vir Das, from his live stand-up show "Unbelievablish," March 10 - 12;Christopher Titus, headlining his 'Born with a Defect Tour,' March 16 - 18;Nikki Glaser, from her Comedy Central stand-up special "Perfect," March 23 - 26; and Big Jay Oakerson, host of SiriusXM Radio's The Bonfire, March 29 and 30. (more...)

JONAH AND OTTO Takes Final Bow Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2017

JONAH AND OTTO, by celebrated UK playwright Robert Holman, will conclude its acclaimed limited engagement tonight(Saturday) at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 West 42 Street. Under the direction of Geraldine Hughes, JONAH AND OTTO stars Sean Gormley and Rupert Simonian. (more...)

JONAH AND OTTO to Conclude Acclaimed Limited Run Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

JONAH AND OTTO, by celebrated UK playwright Robert Holman, will conclude its acclaimed limited engagement tomorrow evening, February 25th at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 West 42 Street. Under the direction of Geraldine Hughes, JONAH AND OTTO stars Sean Gormley and Rupert Simonian. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Rupert Simonian Chats Off-Broadway's JONAH AND OTTO
by Stage Tube - Feb 23, 2017

British stage and screen star Rupert Simonian (Peter Pan, The Constant Gardener, To Kill a Mockingbird, Punk Rock) is making his off-Broadway stage debut in the New York premiere of Robert Holman's JONAH AND OTTO. Hear what he had to say about his role and more in the video below! (more...)

Robert Holman's JONAH AND OTTO to Take Last Off-Broadway Bow This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

JONAH AND OTTO, by celebrated UK playwright Robert Holman, will conclude its acclaimed limited engagement this Saturday evening, February 25th at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 West 42 Street. (more...)

Photo Flash: Rhea Perlman Cheers the Cast of JONAH AND OTTO Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Rhea Perlman, four-time Emmy winner for her role as Carla Tortelli on NBC-TV's long-running comedy smash 'Cheers,' caught a recent performance of the Off-Broadway hit Jonah and Otto and she visited with the company after the show. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Comedian Bob Saget Coming to Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Comedian Bob Saget is bringing the laughs to the Scherr Forum Theatre for two shows on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 7:00 pm.& 9:30pm. (more...)

New Book Reveals 19th Century Belgian Murder Case
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Love, longing, class consciousness, insanity, and death by nicotine poisoning are focal points in Dr. Richard Burack's debut novel 'Lydie of Peruwelz.' (more...)

Find Out What Audiences Have to Say in a New JONAH AND OTTO Video
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Critics and audiences are raving about Off-Broadway's newest hit JONAH AND OTTO. Just some of the comments made by this week's patrons were caught on video which debuted today on YouTube. (more...)

FAITH HEALER to Open in Melbourne Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Brian Friel's enduring work of art, Faith Healer, is an extraordinary creation presented in four beautifully sculpted monologues. Under the direction of Judy Davis, the transcendent, intricate drama will open in Melbourne on Thursday 9 March at Southbank Theatre, The Sumner. (more...)

Cast Complete for THE EMPEROR JONES, Starring Obi Abili, at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Irish Repertory Theatre has announced full casting for Eugene O'Neill's THE EMPEROR JONES. Directed by Ciaran O'Reilly (Shining City), and starring Obi Abili (Ivo van Hove's Antigone at BAM), THE EMPEROR JONES begins performances on March 1, 2017 at Irish Rep Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage, opens on March 12, and runs through April 23, 2017.  (more...)

David Roche Foundation Museum Opens Significant Exhibition on Kings, Queens & Courtiers
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

The David Roche Foundation is opening a significant exhibition on Kings, Queens & Courtiers from the Roche collection. Monarchs and Aristocrats of the 18th and 19th centuries were of abiding interest to David Roche - and this exhibition reflects his passion for selecting items of exceptional quality to add to his collection.  (more...)

Performances Begin Tonight for JONAH AND OTTO at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

JONAH AND OTTO, by celebrated UK playwright Robert Holman, begins performances tonight (Wednesday) with the official opening set for next Wednesday, February 8th at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 West 42 Street. Under the direction of Geraldine Hughes, JONAH AND OTTO stars Sean Gormley and Rupert Simonian. (more...)

Royal Shakespeare Company Announces Winter 2017 Season And Launches New Talent Development Opportunities
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

RSC Artistic Director, Gregory Doran, announces today the winter 2017 season in Stratford-upon-Avon and reveals plans for RSC Next Generation, a new long-term talent development programme to give up to 100 young people each year from disadvantaged backgrounds the chance to develop a career in the theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES at Center Stage Inaugurates the 2016-17 Season
by Charles Shubow - Dec 9, 2016

It's a battle of the sexes that takes place in circa 1782 France. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Hope Theatre's HER ACHING HEART
by Roy Tan - Dec 3, 2016

4 and 5 star reviews continue to float across the media as critics and audiences alike praise The Hope Theatre's 25th anniversary in-house production of Bryony Lavery's hilarious Mill's and Boon pastiche 'Her Aching Heart' since curtains rose on the 29th November. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Presents West Coast Premiere of Broadway Smash Hit HAND TO GOD
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the West Coast premiere of Hand to God written by Robert Askins and directed by David Ivers. The Broadway smash hit and Tony Award-nominated play begins previews on Friday, February 3, and the show runs through Sunday, March 19. Individual tickets begin at $29 and can be purchased online at berkeleyrep.org or by phone, 510 647-2949. Press night will be on Friday, February 10. (more...)

THE CARDINAL Comes to Southwark Playhouse Next Year
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

"All great men know, the soul of life is fame." (more...)

Voices Carry: A Celebration of Irish Women Writing at Irish Arts Center 12/6
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Irish Arts Center, which projects a dynamic image of Ireland and Irish America for the 21st century, is pleased to present Voices Carry: A Celebration of Women Writing, December 6. Organized by author and playwright Honor Molloy and directed by Kira Simring, the event features Ms. Molloy and actors Gina Costigan, Angel Desai and Orlagh Cassidy in dramatic readings of 20th Century works spanning a variety of forms, including memoir, novels, poetry, drama, and radio. The featured texts-by renowned contemporary authors Anne Enright andEdna O'Brien; playwright Gina Moxley; and late writers including Leland Bardwell, Maeve Brennan, Elizabeth Bowen, Lucy Grealy, Maura Laverty, and Claire McAllister-explore the humor, depth, and resilience of Irish and Irish American women. (more...)

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