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Based on the novel by Jules Verne

Based on Jules Verne’s classic novel, join fearless adventurer Phileas Fogg as he sets out to circle the globe in an unheard-of 80 days. It’s a race against the clock as he contends stampeding elephants, raging typhoons, bandits, and a detective who thinks he's a robber on the run. Danger, romance, and comic surprises abound in this whirlwind of a show as five actors portray 39 characters in seven continents.




XANADU Added to City Circle's 2014-2015 Season, 10/10-19XANADU Added to City Circle's 2014-2015 Season, 10/10-19
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

City Circle Acting Company of Coralville announces that it will produce the Iowa-City area premiere of the 2007 musical comedy Xanadu, which is inspired by the 1980s film of the same name. The production will be directed by Christopher Okiishi. (more...)

Tickets to Michael Palin's Australian Tour On Sale 10/20Tickets to Michael Palin's Australian Tour On Sale 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

Tickets for the tour of Michael Palin - Live on Stage across Australia and New Zealand will go on sale on Monday October 20. Acclaimed actor, writer, TV travel documentary presenter, iconic comedian and member of Monty Python, Michael Palin, is coming in February/March 2015 at the invitation of Lateral Events to present a new live stage event titled Michael Palin - Live on Stage. (more...)

American Theater Company Continues 30th Anniversary Season with Stephen Karam's THE HUMANSAmerican Theater Company Continues 30th Anniversary Season with Stephen Karam's THE HUMANS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

American Theater Company (ATC), 1909 W. Byron Street, continues its 30th Anniversary season with the World Premiere of The Humans, written by Pulitzer Prize finalist and ATC signature playwright Stephen Karam and directed by ATC Artistic Director PJ Paparelli,November 14 - December 21; with an official opening night of Monday, November 17. The Humans is produced here under special arrangement with New York's Roundabout Theatre Company where it will premiere in New York next season. (more...)

Larry Cedar, David Melville and Armin Shimerman Star in 'THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO...', Beginning Tonight at the GeffenLarry Cedar, David Melville and Armin Shimerman Star in 'THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO...', Beginning Tonight at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

The Geffen Playhouse announces its production of The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord. Written by Scott Carter, executive producer and writer for Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect and Real Time, this whip-smart philosophical comedy features Larry Cedar (Deadwood, PBS's Square One TV), David Melville (Travel Channel Lawrence of America, film Ironclad) and Armin Shimerman (Quark on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Associate Artistic Director at The Antaeus Company) and will be again helmed by director, Matt August (Broadway How the Grinch Stole Christmas). Discord begins previews tonight, October 7 with the press opening on October 15. The closing date is currently scheduled for November 16. (more...)

'DISCORD' Extends Again Through Dec 7 at the Geffen Playhouse'DISCORD' Extends Again Through Dec 7 at the Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

The Geffen Playhouse production of The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord, is extending again, now through December 7. The production, in the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse, is written by Scott Carter, executive producer and writer for Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect and Real Time. (more...)

JULIUS CAESAR, Starring Anthony Cochrane, Maurice Jones and More, Opens 2014-15 Season at the Folger TheatreJULIUS CAESAR, Starring Anthony Cochrane, Maurice Jones and More, Opens 2014-15 Season at the Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

Folger Theatre launches its 2014/15 season in Rome with William Shakespeare's enduring political tragedy, Julius Caesar from tonight, October 28 - December 7, 2014. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Oct. 26Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Oct. 26
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Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, October 26, 2014. (more...)

 Donald Margulies's SHIPWRECKED to be Performed at The Jack Studio Theatre Donald Margulies's SHIPWRECKED to be Performed at The Jack Studio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

Louis de Rougemont took Victorian England by storm with his tales of adventure on the high seas. (more...)

MCT to Present THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) [REVISED], 11/19-12/14MCT to Present THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) [REVISED], 11/19-12/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) celebrates the holiday season with THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) [REVISED]. Ray Jivoff directs this literary romp featuring Chris Klopatek, Rick Pendzich, Chase Stoeger and Marcus Truschinski. The cast of MCT favorites are also all alumni of the UW-Whitewater theatre program. Performances are November 19 - December 14, 2014 at the Broadway Theatre Center's Studio Theatre in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. (more...)

Steve Coogan to Replace Philip Seymour Hoffman in New Showtime Comedy Pilot HAPPYISHSteve Coogan to Replace Philip Seymour Hoffman in New Showtime Comedy Pilot HAPPYISH
by TV News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

Noted for his range of comedic and dramatic roles, Oscar® and Golden Globe® nominee Steve Coogan (Philomena, Alan Partridge) is set to star in the SHOWTIME comedy pilot HAPPYISH. (more...)

NEXT UK to Showcase New British Musical Theatre Writers at The Duplex, 11/2NEXT UK to Showcase New British Musical Theatre Writers at The Duplex, 11/2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

Performed by RAJA BURROWS, LYNN CRAIG, DAVID R. GORDON (Flashdance! The Musical), MIKE HOUSTON (Boardwalk Empire), ALICIA KRAKAUER, JENNI LAWTON, MAGNUS TONNING RIISE, RACHEL SULLIVAN, KEVIN DAVID THOMAS (A Little Night Music, Les Miserables), LAURA KAYE THOMSON, and MATHIEU WHITMAN with Musical Director WILL BUCK at the piano. (more...)

Hangar Theatre Hosts Annual Charades Fundraiser TodayHangar Theatre Hosts Annual Charades Fundraiser Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2014

Don't miss the most entertaining fundraiser this year! Watch as local personalities and Hangar stars compete in an epic battle of charades at the Hangar's annual benefit Acting Out on the Hangar Stage. (more...)

Poetic Theater's BACK Begins Previews TonightPoetic Theater's BACK Begins Previews Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Poetic Theater Productions, under the direction of Co-Artistic Directors' Jeremy Karafin and Alex Mallory, has announced that it will stage the world premiere of BACK, a new play written by Mickey Bolmer and directed by Andrew Willis-Woodward, that celebrates and mourns the history of Greenwich Village through the lives and stories of Frank O'Hara, Cookie Mueller, Hibiscus, Nan Goldin and Aaron Burr, among others. BACK features production design by Rachel Klein and begins previews tonight, October 17th at 8PM at the cell, 338 West 23rd St. The official opening is on Thursday, October 23rd at 8PM. (more...)

'DISCORD' Extends Through November 23 at the Geffen'DISCORD' Extends Through November 23 at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

The Geffen Playhouse production of The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord, is now performing at the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse. Written by Scott Carter, executive producer and writer for Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect and Real Time, this whip-smart philosophical comedy features Larry Cedar (Deadwood, PBS's Square One TV), David Melville (Travel Channel Lawrence of America, film Ironclad) and Armin Shimerman (Quark on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Associate Artistic Director at The Antaeus Company) and will be again helmed by director, Matt August (Broadway How the Grinch Stole Christmas). Due to popular demand, the production has extended now through November 23. (more...)

Larry Cedar, David Melville and Armin Shimerman Star in 'THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO...' at the Geffen, Opening TonightLarry Cedar, David Melville and Armin Shimerman Star in 'THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO...' at the Geffen, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

The Geffen Playhouse announces its production of The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord. Written by Scott Carter, executive producer and writer for Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect and Real Time, this whip-smart philosophical comedy features Larry Cedar (Deadwood, PBS's Square One TV), David Melville (Travel Channel Lawrence of America, film Ironclad) and Armin Shimerman (Quark on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Associate Artistic Director at The Antaeus Company) and will be again helmed by director, Matt August (Broadway How the Grinch Stole Christmas). Discord began previews on October 7 with the press opening tonight, October 15. The closing date is currently scheduled for November 16. (more...)

Karen Carpenter to Direct HANDLE WITH CARE at the Colony Theatre, 11/5-12/14Karen Carpenter to Direct HANDLE WITH CARE at the Colony Theatre, 11/5-12/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

The Colony Theatre will present the third production of its historic 40thAnniversary season, the West Coast Premiere of HANDLE WITH CARE by Jason Odell Williams, directed by Karen Carpenter. HANDLE WITH CARE will preview on Wednesday, November 5; Thursday, November 6; andFriday, November 7 at 8:00pm. It will open on Saturday, November 8 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, December 14, with no performances Thanksgiving week. (more...)

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS Plays Meadow Brook Theatre, Now thru 10/26AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS Plays Meadow Brook Theatre, Now thru 10/26
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Phileas Fogg is determined to travel around the globe in 80 days to prove a point...and win a bet. Many miles and adventures stand between Fogg and his goal, not to mention all the comedic characters he meets along the way. (more...)

INSPIRED Benefit Concert to Play Freedom Bar, 5 OctoberINSPIRED Benefit Concert to Play Freedom Bar, 5 October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Bobby Cronin and NEXT UK bring the hit NYC Inspired Benefit Concert Series to London with INSPIRED UK: A Benefit Concert for Manchester Dog's Home, on SUNDAY 5th OCTOBER at 7:30pm at Freedom Bar in Soho. (more...)

Casting Announced for Southwark Playhouse's Epic Samurai Family Show Usagi YojimboCasting Announced for Southwark Playhouse's Epic Samurai Family Show Usagi Yojimbo
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

Jonathan Raggett (CBBC's Woolfblood, Luc Besson's The Lady) makes his stage debut in the title role of Usagi Yojimbo starring alongside Haruka Kuroda (presenter of CBBC's Officially Amazing) (more...)

THE HOBOKEN CHICKEN EMERGENCY Set for Children's Reading Series at BCT, 11/16THE HOBOKEN CHICKEN EMERGENCY Set for Children's Reading Series at BCT, 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

HOBOKEN CHICKEN EMERGENCY by D. Manus Pinkwater & Chad Henry, directed by Justin Ness, is coming to Boise Contemporary Theater's Children's Reading Series on November 16, 2014 at 2pm. (more...)

Karen Carpenter Directs HANDLE WITH CARE at the Colony Theatre, Now thru 12/14Karen Carpenter Directs HANDLE WITH CARE at the Colony Theatre, Now thru 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

The Colony Theatre will present the third production of its historic 40thAnniversary season, the West Coast Premiere of HANDLE WITH CARE by Jason Odell Williams, directed by Karen Carpenter. HANDLE WITH CARE will preview tonight, November 5; Thursday, November 6; and Friday, November 7 at 8:00pm. It will open on Saturday, November 8 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, December 14, with no performances Thanksgiving week. (more...)

UK's THE RULING CLASS Announces Full Cast, Including Ron Cook & Kathryn DrysdaleUK's THE RULING CLASS Announces Full Cast, Including Ron Cook & Kathryn Drysdale
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2014

Ron Cook (Mr Selfridge, Henry V, King Lear, Hot Fuzz) as Sir Charles Gurney, Kathryn Drysdale (Suspects, Love's Labour's Lost, Tripping Over, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps) as Grace Shelley, Joshua McGuire (Privacy, Posh, About Time, Mr Turner) as Dinsdale Gurney and Anthony O'Donnell (The Captain of Kopenick, Skyfall, Matchpoint) as Daniel Tucker, join BAFTA winning James McAvoy, as Jack, the 14thEarl of Gurney, in the first West End revival of Peter Barnes' satirical comedy, The Ruling Class, directed by Jamie Lloyd, Artistic Director of Trafalgar Transformed. (more...)

Ron Cook, Kathryn Drysdale & More to Join James McAvoy in THE RULING CLASSRon Cook, Kathryn Drysdale & More to Join James McAvoy in THE RULING CLASS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2014

Ron Cook (Mr Selfridge, Henry V, King Lear, Hot Fuzz) as Sir Charles Gurney, Kathryn Drysdale (Suspects, Love's Labour's Lost, Tripping Over, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps) as Grace Shelley, Joshua McGuire (Privacy, Posh, About Time, Mr Turner) as Dinsdale Gurney and Anthony O'Donnell (The Captain of Kopenick, Skyfall, Matchpoint) as Daniel Tucker, join BAFTA winning James McAvoy, as Jack, the 14th Earl of Gurney, in the first West End revival of Peter Barnes' satirical comedy, The Ruling Class, directed by Jamie Lloyd, Artistic Director of Trafalgar Transformed. (more...)

GOD OF CARNAGE, SPRING AWAKENING and More Set for Hangar Theatre's 2015 SeasonGOD OF CARNAGE, SPRING AWAKENING and More Set for Hangar Theatre's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

The Hangar Theatre is delighted to announce its 2015 Mainstage Season. (more...)

'DISCORD' Extends Again Through Dec 21 at the Geffen Playhouse'DISCORD' Extends Again Through Dec 21 at the Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

The Geffen Playhouse production of The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord, is extending for a third time, now through December 21, 2014. The production, in the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse, is written by Scott Carter, executive producer and writer for Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect and Real Time. (more...)

MCT Presents THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) [REVISED], Now thru 12/14MCT Presents THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) [REVISED], Now thru 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) celebrates the holiday season with THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) [REVISED]. Ray Jivoff directs this literary romp featuring Chris Klopatek, Rick Pendzich, Chase Stoeger and Marcus Truschinski. The cast of MCT favorites are also all alumni of the UW-Whitewater theatre program. Performances are tonight, November 19 - December 14, 2014 at the Broadway Theatre Center's Studio Theatre in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre to Present SLEEPING BEAUTY, Begin. 12/3Ensemble Theatre to Present SLEEPING BEAUTY, Begin. 12/3
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati (ETC) presents the return of one of its most cherished family-friendly holiday musicals Sleeping Beauty, by local playwright Joseph McDonough with music and lyrics by David Kisor, playing December 3, 2014 through January 4, 2015. In the tradition of ETC's "fractured fairytale" holiday productions, Sleeping Beauty is a modern spin on the classic tale by Charles Perrault. This revamped production features a magical set design, an updated musical score and story, enchanting comedy, and a blooming twist on the meaning of love. Directed by D. Lynn Meyers. Premiere Sponsor is Macy's. (more...)

Regional Premiere of DANCING LESSONS at Florida Studio Theatre Begins 12/12Regional Premiere of DANCING LESSONS at Florida Studio Theatre Begins 12/12
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

The Regional Premiere of Dancing Lessons by Mark St. Germain is FST's second Mainstage show of the season. Opening in FST's Keating Theatre on December 12, the show runs through February 27. Single tickets range from $18-39. Tickets may be purchased online at FloridaStudioTheatre.org, by phone at (941) 366-9000, or by visiting the Box Office. (more...)

KC Rep's SANTALAND to Run 12/6-24 at Copaken StageKC Rep's SANTALAND to Run 12/6-24 at Copaken Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

Kansas City Repertory Theatre continues its 50th anniversary celebration with the return of David Sedaris' The Santaland Diaries, directed by Kansas City Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Eric Rosen. This hilarious send-up of David Sedaris' tale of elfin' woe in his brief, misguided career as a Macy's elf, skewers the sentimental love of all things Christmas. This show will feature Brian Sills, who starred in last year's production as Crumpet, the disgruntled Macy's holiday elf. Shanna Jones, whom audiences saw open the production last year as one half of The Shenanigans, will perform holiday musical numbers during the performance. Performances run December 6 through 24 at KC Rep's downtown Copaken Stage in the Power & Light District. Press night is Thursday, December 11, 7pm curtain. This performance, as a work of satire, contains material that might be objectionable to some audiences. Appropriate for ages 16 and up. Past production high resolution photos can be found here. (more...)

SPINNING INTO LIGHT to Play B Street Theatre, 11/30-1/4SPINNING INTO LIGHT to Play B Street Theatre, 11/30-1/4
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

B Street Theatre, Sacramento's Resident New Works Theatre, is pleased to present its 19th Mainstage world premiere for the holidays: Spinning Into Light, a musical. The production runs November 30, 2014 - January 4, 2015. (more...)

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS to Play Marin Theatre Company, 1/9-18AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS to Play Marin Theatre Company, 1/9-18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

Marin Theatre Company presents Around the World in 80 Days by Toby Hulse, based on the book by Jules Verne, as part of MTC's Theater Series for Young Audiences. Directed by Daunielle Rasmussen, the production runs January 9 - 18, 2015. (more...)

Actors Co-op to Stage Jane Austen's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, 2/4-3/15Actors Co-op to Stage Jane Austen's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, 2/4-3/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Actors Co-op takes "pride" in announcing its third show in its 2014-2015 season (and 23rd year of producing theatrical excellence in Los Angeles!) with the unforgettable classic, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, written by Helene Jerome, based on the novel by Jane Austen and directed by Linda Kerns. (more...)

Pacific Symphony, Bowers Museum Team for A FEAST FOR THE SENSES, 2/7Pacific Symphony, Bowers Museum Team for A FEAST FOR THE SENSES, 2/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Pacific Symphony, in partnership with Bowers Museum, presents 'A Feast for the Senses,' an enchanting evening of Chinese music, dining and discovery surrounding the Bowers' current special exhibition, 'China's Lost Civilization: The Mystery of Sanxingdui.' (more...)

BWW Reviews: Village's AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS Fails to ThrillBWW Reviews: Village's AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS Fails to Thrill
by Jay Irwin - Jan 26, 2015

A series of journal entries may work well as a literary device but as a theatrical endeavor it tends to fall flat. Unfortunately, Village Theatre's current stage interpretation of Jules Verne's famous novel "Around the World in 80 Days" falls into the latter category as the storytelling gets itself mired in such a passive voice that it just wasn't very interesting. (more...)

Ron Canada, Luke Forbes and Adam Gerber Star in George Street's THE WHIPPING MAN, Opening TonightRon Canada, Luke Forbes and Adam Gerber Star in George Street's THE WHIPPING MAN, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopez opens tonight, January 23, 2015 at George Street Playhouse. The production runs through February 15, 2015 Directed by Seret Scott, the cast features Ron Canada, Luke Forbes and Adam Gerber. (more...)

WST for Kids' THE STINKY CHEESE MAN to Run 1/31-2/8WST for Kids' THE STINKY CHEESE MAN to Run 1/31-2/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

Kids and their adult friends will love the WST for Kids' production of Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fair(l)y (stoopid) Tales. Based on the book by Jon Scieszka, this hour-long musical comedy brings fairytale stories to life at Walnut Street Theatre January 31st through February 8th, 2015. (more...)

THE RULING CLASS Revival, Starring James McAvoy, Begins Previews in the West EndTHE RULING CLASS Revival, Starring James McAvoy, Begins Previews in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Ron Cook (Mr Selfridge, Henry V, King Lear, Hot Fuzz) as Sir Charles Gurney, Kathryn Drysdale (Suspects, Love's Labour's Lost, Tripping Over, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps) as Grace Shelley, Joshua McGuire (Privacy, Posh, About Time, Mr Turner) as Dinsdale Gurney and Anthony O'Donnell (The Captain of Kopenick, Skyfall, Matchpoint) as Daniel Tucker, join BAFTA winning James McAvoy, as Jack, the 14th Earl of Gurney, in the first West End revival of Peter Barnes' satirical comedy, The Ruling Class, directed by Jamie Lloyd, Artistic Director of Trafalgar Transformed. (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre's A LIFE IN THE THEATRE Opens This WeekWalnut Street Theatre's A LIFE IN THE THEATRE Opens This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Walnut Street Theatre's Independence Studio on 3 continues its season with David Mamet's comedy A Life in the Theatre. Philadelphia audiences will be the first to see this production before it becomes the fifth national tour of a Walnut Street Theatre production. A Life in the Theatre begins in Philadelphia with previews on January 13th, opens January 15th and runs through February 1st in the intimate Independence Studio on 3. (more...)

New Drama PILLOW ON THE STAIRS Begins Next Month at the cellNew Drama PILLOW ON THE STAIRS Begins Next Month at the cell
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

the cell will present the World Premiere of PILLOW ON THE STAIRS, a new drama by Brona Crehan. Directed by John Keating, previews begin February 11 with opening slated for Thursday, February 19. (more...)

Heidi Armbruster, Jared Zirilli, and Michelle Federer to Lead New Play Reading of STONE by David WiltseHeidi Armbruster, Jared Zirilli, and Michelle Federer to Lead New Play Reading of STONE by David Wiltse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2015

'Stone', a new play by David Wiltse (A MARRIAGE MINUET, SEDITION), will have a reading Jan 13 at the Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Present Reading of Agatha Christie's THE MOUSETRAP, 12/15Westport Country Playhouse to Present Reading of Agatha Christie's THE MOUSETRAP, 12/15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

Agatha Christie's classic whodunit, 'The Mousetrap,' will be presented as a Script in Hand playreading at Westport Country Playhouse, on Monday, December 15, at 7 p.m. Director is Anne Keefe, Playhouse associate artist and curator of the playreading series. Tickets are $15 each. (more...)

Controversial New Play PIG GIRL to Receive European Debut This Winter at FinboroughControversial New Play PIG GIRL to Receive European Debut This Winter at Finborough
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

In a new production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre and originally seen as a staged reading as part of Vibrant -- A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, and part of its Winter Season of 20 Premieres, the European premiere of Pig Girl by former Canadian Playwright-in-Residence at the Finborough Theatre, Colleen Murphy, runs at the Finborough Theatre, playing twelve Sunday and Monday evenings from Sunday, 11 January 2015 (Press Night: Monday, 12 Janaury 2015 at 7.30pm). (more...)

KC Rep's SANTALAND DIARIES Runs Now thru 12/24 at Copaken StageKC Rep's SANTALAND DIARIES Runs Now thru 12/24 at Copaken Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2014

Kansas City Repertory Theatre continues its 50th anniversary celebration with the return of David Sedaris' The Santaland Diaries, directed by Kansas City Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Eric Rosen. This hilarious send-up of David Sedaris' tale of elfin' woe in his brief, misguided career as a Macy's elf, skewers the sentimental love of all things Christmas. This show will feature Brian Sills, who starred in last year's production as Crumpet, the disgruntled Macy's holiday elf. Shanna Jones, whom audiences saw open the production last year as one half of The Shenanigans, will perform holiday musical numbers during the performance. Performances run December 6 through 24 at KC Rep's downtown Copaken Stage in the Power & Light District. Press night is Thursday, December 11, 7pm curtain. This performance, as a work of satire, contains material that might be objectionable to some audiences. Appropriate for ages 16 and up. Past production high resolution photos can be found here. (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre's Independence Studio on 3 to Present A LIFE IN THE THEATREWalnut Street Theatre's Independence Studio on 3 to Present A LIFE IN THE THEATRE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2014

Walnut Street Theatre's Independence Studio on 3 continues its season with David Mamet's comedy A Life in the Theatre. Philadelphia audiences will be the first to see this production before it becomes the fifth national tour of a Walnut Street Theatre production. A Life in the Theatre begins in Philadelphia with previews on January 13th, opens January 15th and runs through February 1st in the intimate Independence Studio on 3. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre's SLEEPING BEAUTY Begins TodayEnsemble Theatre's SLEEPING BEAUTY Begins Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati (ETC) presents the return of one of its most cherished family-friendly holiday musicals Sleeping Beauty, by local playwright Joseph McDonough with music and lyrics by David Kisor, playing today, December 3, 2014 through January 4, 2015. In the tradition of ETC's 'fractured fairytale' holiday productions, Sleeping Beauty is a modern spin on the classic tale by Charles Perrault. This revamped production features a magical set design, an updated musical score and story, enchanting comedy, and a blooming twist on the meaning of love. Directed by D. Lynn Meyers. Premiere Sponsor is Macy's. (more...)

Perseverance Theatre to Present A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 12/19-28Perseverance Theatre to Present A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 12/19-28
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Perseverance Theatre (PT) presents the holiday classic adapted from Charles Dickens' Original by Arlitia Jones and Michael Evan Haney. A holiday favorite, A Christmas Carol, performs for two weeks December 19-28, with one Pay-As-You-Can preview on December 18, in the Discovery Theatre at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. Share Scrooge's miraculous transformation with the whole family and experience the remembrance of the true meaning of Christmas. Tickets for A Christmas Carol are $20.25 - $49.25 and are available online at PTALASKA.ORG or by calling 907-263-ARTS. (more...)

British Actor David Ryall Has Died at 79British Actor David Ryall Has Died at 79
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2014

The theatre community lost one of our own on Christmas Day. Actor David Ryall, best recognized in America as Elphias Doge in Harry Potter, has died at age 79, according to reports. (more...)

Perseverance Theatre Presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Now thru 12/28Perseverance Theatre Presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Now thru 12/28
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Perseverance Theatre (PT) presents the holiday classic adapted from Charles Dickens' Original by Arlitia Jones and Michael Evan Haney. A holiday favorite, A Christmas Carol, performs for two weeks tonight, December 19-28. (more...)

Pearl Sun & Bryce Ryness to Lead LONG STORY SHORT at 59E59 TheatersPearl Sun & Bryce Ryness to Lead LONG STORY SHORT at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

59E59 Theaters and Prospect Theater Company announce the cast for the NYC premiere LONG STORY SHORT, adapted from David Schulner's play An Infinite Ache by Brendan Milburn and Valerie Vigoda, and directed by Kent Nicholson. (more...)

Michael Palin Adds Second Sydney Show to Australian Tour, Feb 26Michael Palin Adds Second Sydney Show to Australian Tour, Feb 26
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

A second Sydney show for the tour of Michael Palin - Live on Stage has been announced for Thursday 26 February at the State Theatre due to popular demand. Tickets will go on sale on Monday 22 December. (more...)

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