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Tracey Scott Wilson's BUZZER Begins Later This Month at The Public TheaterTracey Scott Wilson's BUZZER Begins Later This Month at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

The Public Theater will begin previews for the New York premiere of BUZZER on Tuesday, March 24. Written by Tracey Scott Wilson, BUZZER marks the return of Wilson to The Public following her acclaimed The Good Negro in 2009 and The Story in 2003. Directed by Obie award winner Anne Kauffman, BUZZER will run in The Public's Martinson Theater through Sunday, April 26, with an official press opening on Wednesday, April 8. (more...)

Robert Smyth and Fran Gercke to Star in FREUD'S LAST SESSION at Lamb's Next MonthRobert Smyth and Fran Gercke to Star in FREUD'S LAST SESSION at Lamb's Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

Lamb's Players Theatre today announced the cast for their upcoming production of Freud's Last Session, opening on April 11th on their resident stage in Coronado. (more...)

Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra to Present SHAKESPEARE: COMEDY AND TRAGEDY, 4/18-19Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra to Present SHAKESPEARE: COMEDY AND TRAGEDY, 4/18-19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra (BSO) presents SHAKESPEARE: Comedy and Tragedy with the BPA Shakespeare Society on Saturday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. & Sunday, April 19 at 3:00 p.m. (more...)

God Save the Queen! Meet the Full Cast of THE AUDIENCE, Opening Tonight on BroadwayGod Save the Queen! Meet the Full Cast of THE AUDIENCE, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 8, 2015

Academy Award winner Helen Mirren will return to Broadway this spring as Elizabeth II in Peter Morgan's The Audience, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Daldry. Opening Night is tonight, March 8, 2015; the limited engagement runs through June 28, 2015 at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. Scroll down to learn more about the company! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 3/6/2015 - 17 AGAIN, SWITZERLAND, THE AUDIENCE and More!WAKE UP with BWW 3/6/2015 - 17 AGAIN, SWITZERLAND, THE AUDIENCE and More!
by Jessica Showers - Mar 6, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: Darren Criss is 17 AGAIN, Laura Linney leads SWITZERLAND in LA, and THE LIQUID PLAIN and THE AUDIENCE open this weekend! (more...)

Center Stage's Amy Herzog Festival Begins 3/18Center Stage's Amy Herzog Festival Begins 3/18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Center Stage announces the casts and crew of the Amy Herzog Festival, the first time Herzog's 4000 Miles and After the Revolution will be produced together. The festival is March 18 to May 24, with the plays alternating every two weeks. (more...)

Cherry Lane Theatre Announces 2015 MENTOR PROJECT Line-Up; PEERLESS Begins TonightCherry Lane Theatre Announces 2015 MENTOR PROJECT Line-Up; PEERLESS Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Cherry Lane Theatre announced the 2015 line-up today for the Obie Award-winning Mentor Project's 17th season, the corner stone of Cherry Lane Theatre's development programs. (more...)

A.R.T. Institute to Present HEROIN/E (KEEP US QUIET) and DUTCHMAN This MonthA.R.T. Institute to Present HEROIN/E (KEEP US QUIET) and DUTCHMAN This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

The American Repertory Theater/Moscow Art Theater School Institute for Advanced Theater Training, presents Silent Rage: a double bill of two plays, Heroin/e (Keep Us Quiet) by Carson Kreitzer and Dutchman by LeRoi Jones, directed by Scott Zigler. (more...)

Synetic Theater Sets 2015-16 Season: AS YOU LIKE IT, ALICE IN WONDERLAND & MoreSynetic Theater Sets 2015-16 Season: AS YOU LIKE IT, ALICE IN WONDERLAND & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

Synetic Theater Artistic Director Paata Tsikurishvili unveils the 2015/16 Season at Synetic Theater. As a center for American Physical Theatre dedicated to blending innovative techniques and investing in artists' growth, the season is ripe with new works and remounts that will create unforgettable visceral experiences for every audience. (more...)

Amy Morton Set to Direct Rajiv Joseph's GUARDS AT THE TAJ at Atlantic Theater CompanyAmy Morton Set to Direct Rajiv Joseph's GUARDS AT THE TAJ at Atlantic Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) has just announced that Tony Award® nominated actor and director Amy Morton will stage the world premiere of Pulitzer Prize® finalist Rajiv Joseph's play Guards at the Taj, starring Tony Award® nominated actors Omar Metwally and Arian Moayed. (more...)

Jonathan Groff Takes Over as 'King George' in HAMILTON TonightJonathan Groff Takes Over as 'King George' in HAMILTON Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

The Public Theater welcomes Tony Award nominee Jonathan Groff to the cast of HAMILTON as 'King George' tonight, March 3. Groff, who performed in The Public's recent revival of Hair as well as The Bacchae and The Singing Forest, is replacing Brian d'Arcy James, who will be starring in Something Rotten on Broadway this spring. (more...)

Keith David, Hill Harper & More to Star in Lemon Andersen's TOAST at The PublicKeith David, Hill Harper & More to Star in Lemon Andersen's TOAST at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the Public Lab production of TOAST, written by Lemon Andersen. Directed by Elise Thoron, TOAST begins previews on Tuesday, April 21 and runs through Sunday, May 10, with an official press opening on Tuesday, May 5. (more...)

The Theatre @ Boston Court to Present MY BARKING DOGThe Theatre @ Boston Court to Present MY BARKING DOG
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

The Theatre @ Boston Court presents My Barking Dog, by Eric Coble, directed by Michael Michetti. Opening night is Saturday, April 25, 2015 on the Main Stage at Boston Court Performing Arts Center, 70 North Mentor Avenue. (more...)

Betsy Mugavero, Tony Amendola & More Set for Utah Shakespeare Festival's 2015 SeasonBetsy Mugavero, Tony Amendola & More Set for Utah Shakespeare Festival's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

The Utah Shakespeare Festival has announced the casting of the first eight actors for the 2015 season. All are familiar faces, having appeared at the Festival in the past. Actors include Tony Amendola, Melinda Pfundstein, Aaron Galligan-Stierle, Sam Ashdown, Betsy Mugavero, Peter Sham, David Ivers and Brian Vaughn. Please check for complete casting available soon at www.bard.org. (more...)

LITTLE MERMAID, TUG OF WAR Cycle, MADSUMMER Premiere and More Set for Chicago Shakespeare's 2015-16 SeasonLITTLE MERMAID, TUG OF WAR Cycle, MADSUMMER Premiere and More Set for Chicago Shakespeare's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

?Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) Artistic Director Barbara Gaines and Executive Director Criss Henderson announce today the line-up of the 2015/16 Season, including innovative reimaginings of the classical canon, new work developed at CST and the first installment of Gaines' ambitious Shakespeare history cycle. Anticipating Shakespeare 400, the international celebration of the playwright's four-hundred-year legacy in 2016, the season honors Shakespeare's spirit of inventiveness and audacity. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: New Cast and Video Released for West End's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY - Jonathan Slinger, Kraig Thornber, Lara Denning & MoreSTAGE TUBE: New Cast and Video Released for West End's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY - Jonathan Slinger, Kraig Thornber, Lara Denning & More
by Stage Tube - Mar 25, 2015

As the hit West End show Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Sam Mendes, approaches its second anniversary, producers today announced the cast that will take it into its third year. Alongside Jonathan Slinger as Willy Wonka will be Kraig Thornber (Grandpa George), Lara Denning (Mrs Bucket) and Mark Oxtoby (Jerry), among other new names. Originating company members Ross Dawes and Derek Hagen will take over the roles of Mr Salt and Mr Bucket respectively. (more...)

Tracey Scott Wilson's BUZZER Begins Tonight at The Public TheaterTracey Scott Wilson's BUZZER Begins Tonight at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

The Public Theater begins previews for the New York premiere of BUZZER tonight, March 24. Written by Tracey Scott Wilson, BUZZER marks the return of Wilson to The Public following her acclaimed The Good Negro in 2009 and The Story in 2003. Directed by Obie award winner Anne Kauffman, BUZZER will run in The Public's Martinson Theater through Sunday, April 26, with an official press opening on Wednesday, April 8. (more...)

KC Rep to Stage World Premiere of STICKY TRAPS, 4/24-5/24KC Rep to Stage World Premiere of STICKY TRAPS, 4/24-5/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Kansas City Repertory Theatre continues its 50th anniversary season with Sticky Traps, a powerful new play by KC Rep's Playwright in Residence, Nathan Louis Jackson, Directed by Resident Director, Kyle Hatley. Sticky Traps focuses on a small town not far from Kansas City, where a mother protects her gay son's honor when his funeral is protested by a local church. Her actions have unintended consequences that will test her whole family - and the power of their love -- in the face of hate. The production begins Friday, April 24th and runs through Sunday, May 24th at Copaken Stage in downtown Kansas City. (more...)

Warehouse Theatre to Present GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES, 4/10-18Warehouse Theatre to Present GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES, 4/10-18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Warehouse Theatre Company will present the Columbus premiere of Rajiv Joseph's dark comedy Gruesome Playground Injuries as part of its 2015 POP-UP Theatre series. The production will open Friday, April 10 and continue through Saturday, April 18, 2015 at AJ's Cafe, 152 East State Street. (more...)

California Shakespeare Theater's Annual Gala Raises $600,000California Shakespeare Theater's Annual Gala Raises $600,000
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

San Francisco's elegant Four Seasons hotel, its ballroom transformed into a mesmerizing swirl of vibrant, electric colors, provided the dramatic setting for California Shakespeare Theater's 20th annual gala, Play It Forward, on Saturday, March 14, 2015. Led by Gala Chair Maureen Knight, the event grossed $600,000 and welcomed more than 300 attendees. (more...)

Theatricum Botanicum Sets 2015 Summer Repertory Season: AS YOU LIKE IT, 'MOCKINGBIRD' & MoreTheatricum Botanicum Sets 2015 Summer Repertory Season: AS YOU LIKE IT, 'MOCKINGBIRD' & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum is gearing up for another summer of theater, music and performance under the California oaks and summer skies of Topanga. The theme of Theatricum's 42nd annual Summer Repertory Season is 'Americana,' as the company sets out to explore who we are as Americans with a mix of American plays, Shakespeare performed with an American twist, toe-tapping Americana roots and folk music, buffet dinners in the gardens and more - making Theatricum a unique destination spot for locals and visitors alike. (more...)

Broadway Babies - Meet the Broadway Class of 2015, Spring Edition!Broadway Babies - Meet the Broadway Class of 2015, Spring Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 22, 2015

In the coming months, Broadway will welcome a fresh crop of productions- many of which will mark the Broadway debuts for a slew of talented actors. Whether they are fresh faces or established stars, these Broadway babies will soon take their very first bows on some of the grandest stages in the world. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Steve Kazee Perform 'Hit Me Baby One More Time'!VIDEO: Watch Steve Kazee Perform 'Hit Me Baby One More Time'!
by Stage Tube - Mar 22, 2015

Tony Award-winner Steve Kazee recently channeled his inner Britney Spears. Below, watch the ONCE star perform 'Hit Me Baby One More Time'! (more...)

Kenneth Branagh on Possible New THOR Film: 'Never Say Never'Kenneth Branagh on Possible New THOR Film: 'Never Say Never'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2015

Theatre legend and film director Kenneth Branagh may be returning to direct another Marvel movie. (more...)

March Opening for COCK at the Alexander Bar and Café's Upstairs TheatreMarch Opening for COCK at the Alexander Bar and Café's Upstairs Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

Mike Bartlett's drama, COCK, in a production directed by Paul Griffiths and starring Francis Chouler, Matt Newman, Melissa Haiden and James Skilton, comes to Alexander Bar and Cafe's Upstairs Theatre this March. Winner of the 2010 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre, Bartlett's sharp, witty script takes a candid look at one mans sexuality and the difficulties that arise when faced with a whole new world of possibility. (more...)

Full Cast Set for World Premiere of DEAD SHEEP at Park TheatreFull Cast Set for World Premiere of DEAD SHEEP at Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

The true story of how Mrs. Thatcher, the most divisive Prime Minister of modern times, was brought down by her one time friend and political soul mate. (more...)

THE LAST SHIP Company, 54 SINGS MACK & MABEL & More Set for 54 Below This WeekTHE LAST SHIP Company, 54 SINGS MACK & MABEL & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

East Lynne to Present OUR AMERICAN COUSIN, 3/22East Lynne to Present OUR AMERICAN COUSIN, 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

One-hundred-and-fifty-years ago, on Good Friday, April 14, 1865, President and Mrs. Lincoln attended 'Our American Cousin' at Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C. During the third act, John Wilkes Booth entered the President's box to fire the fatal shot. (more...)

BWW Review: BULL is a Thrilling Fight Full of PunchBWW Review: BULL is a Thrilling Fight Full of Punch
by Jason Carlos - Mar 19, 2015

The Coal Mine Theatre's second production, Mike Bartlett's BULL, offers a cutthroat and ruthless look into a highly competitive workplace situation. This small independent theatre company located at the bottom of a Danforth pizza joint offers a new experience for Toronto theatregoers in the East End. (more...)

Meet the Full Cast of THE HEIDI CHRONICLES, Opening Tonight on Broadway!Meet the Full Cast of THE HEIDI CHRONICLES, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 19, 2015

The first Broadway revival of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning Wendy Wasserstein play The Heidi Chronicles officially opens tonight, March 19, 2015, at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the cast and watch interviews with the company! (more...)

Jesse Tyler Ferguson to Lead THE TEMPEST, Lily Rabe & Hamish Linklater Set for CYMBELINE This Summer at SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKJesse Tyler Ferguson to Lead THE TEMPEST, Lily Rabe & Hamish Linklater Set for CYMBELINE This Summer at SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

The Public Theater announced additional casting today for the 2015 Free Shakespeare in the Park season, beginning Wednesday, May 27 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. This summer will feature Shakespeare's late romances with THE TEMPEST, directed by Tony Award nominee Michael Greif, and CYMBELINE, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. Jesse Tyler Ferguson will return to the Park this summer as Trinculo in THE TEMPEST, along with Hamish Linklater and Lily Rabe teaming up again with Daniel Sullivan on CYMBELINE to play Posthumus Leonatus/Cloten and Imogen, respectively. (more...)

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW Opens Next MonthCincinnati Shakespeare Company's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW Opens Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company continues its season with the much anticipated return of the audience favorite, "The Taming of the Shrew' by William Shakespeare. (more...)

Rebel Theater and Nuyorican Poets Cafe to Present R+J: AN UNCIVIL TALE, 4/10-26Rebel Theater and Nuyorican Poets Cafe to Present R+J: AN UNCIVIL TALE, 4/10-26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

Rebel Theater Company and the Nuyorican Poets Cafe present the world premiere production of R+J: An Uncivil Tale, a new adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet. The play, which was written by Adam Mace and Kaitlyn Schirard, is set in the border-state of Kentucky in 1863 during the American Civil War. Romeo, son of the former-slave Montague's, meets Juliet, daughter of the Confederate Capulet's. (more...)

David Turner to Lead BUYER & CELLAR at The Old GlobeDavid Turner to Lead BUYER & CELLAR at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

The Old Globe today announced that Broadway veteran David Turner (On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Arcadia, Sunday in the Park with George) will star in Jonathan Tolins's (The Twilight of the Golds) acclaimed Off Broadway hit Buyer & Cellar, directed by Ron Lagomarsino (The Last Night of Ballyhoo, My Favorite Year, 'Homefront,' 'Ravenswood'). (more...)

San Jose Stage Company to Present DEATH OF A SALESMANSan Jose Stage Company to Present DEATH OF A SALESMAN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

San Jose Stage Company presents the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning American classic, Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller. Considered one of the greatest American plays ever written, this powerful and provocative drama is Miller's scathing indictment of the American Dream and will be directed by Kenneth Kelleher (who recently received Best Director for SJSC's production of The Threepenny Opera - Theatre Bay Area Awards 2014) and will feature San Jose Stage Artistic Director Randall King as Willy Loman. The long-time collaborators team up to present what the New York Times says is 'now and forever a great play.' (more...)

Asa Merritt's 'TRUE BELIEVER' to Open 4/17 at TheaterlabAsa Merritt's 'TRUE BELIEVER' to Open 4/17 at Theaterlab
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

Theaterlab presents True Believer, a new play about identity, radicalism, and the passion of youth by Asa Merritt. Joshua Kahan Brody directs Kersti Bryan* in a solo performance with original live music by Bay Bryan. Thirteen performances will be staged at Theaterlab, 357 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor in NYC from April 17-May 9, 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: Creators, Original Cast and More Bring VERY VERY ROCK SHOW to 54 BelowPhoto Flash: Creators, Original Cast and More Bring VERY VERY ROCK SHOW to 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

VERY VERY is a sexy electric reinvention of a classic comedy of rebellion, love, freedom, and redemption that turns Shakespeare's As You Like It into a full-out rock concert. Stars -- including some of the original cast -- recently reunited to rock it out in VERY VERY ROCK SHOW at 54 Below. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

'Gypsy Punk' SWEENEY TODD, ALL THE WAY & More Set for Denver Center Theatre Company's 2015-16 Season'Gypsy Punk' SWEENEY TODD, ALL THE WAY & More Set for Denver Center Theatre Company's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

The Tony Award-winning Theatre Company at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts and Producing Artistic Director Kent Thompson are proud to announce the full lineup for their 37th season, which includes the return of Shakespeare and partnerships with Chicago's Lookingglass Theatre and Denver's own DeVotchKa. The new season kicks off September 11 running through May 15 and will feature eight main stage productions. (more...)

Latvian Theatre, Modern, Classical Dances to be Performed at Marblehead School of Ballet, 3/29Latvian Theatre, Modern, Classical Dances to be Performed at Marblehead School of Ballet, 3/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Spring has arrived! The Marblehead School of Ballet is opening its doors and celebrating the arrival of the eagerly awaited new season. The performing arts institution will present a fun filled, cultural afternoon of Latvian theatre and classical and modern dance repertoire from the Marblehead School of Ballet on Sunday, March 29 at 3:00 p.m. at 115 Pleasant Street in Marblehead, Massachusetts. General admission is $5. (more...)

Studio East and StoryBook Theater Set Spring ShowsStudio East and StoryBook Theater Set Spring Shows
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Studio East and StoryBook Theater have four marvelous, family-friendly productions this spring. The youngest audiences, and their parents, will enjoy a touring production of StoryBook Theater's 55-minute musical The Ugly Duckling. Elementary and middle school kids will love Studio East's spooky and kooky production of the musical The Addams Family. Older tweens and teens can experience the hilarity of Shakespeare's As You Like It, and all ages will love the quirky and colorful compilation of Dr. Seuss's works, Seussical the Musical. (more...)

Richard Nelson's THE APPLE FAMILY PLAYS to Launch European TourRichard Nelson's THE APPLE FAMILY PLAYS to Launch European Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

The Public Theater announced today that Richard Nelson's award-winning THE APPLE FAMILY PLAYS: SCENES FROM LIFE IN THE COUNTRY will tour Europe for five weeks beginning April 23 at The Find Festival in Berlin. The other tour venues include The May International Festival in Weisbaden, Germany; The Brighton Festival in the United Kingdom; and the Vienna Festival in Austria where the tour will conclude on May 23. The tour is being produced by David Eden, Executive Producer for David Eden Productions, and co-produced and general managed by Tim Smith for Pemberley Productions. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Sean Hughes in THE RAILWAY CHILDRENPhoto Flash: First Look at Sean Hughes in THE RAILWAY CHILDREN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Actor and comedian Sean Hughes will star as Mr Perks in the Olivier Award-winning production of Mike Kenny's stage adaptation of E. Nesbit's novel The Railway Children from Tuesday 17 March. Scroll down for a first look at him in action! (more...)

Runcible Theatre's SCENES FROM AN EXECUTION Runs thru 3/29 at the Royal GeorgeRuncible Theatre's SCENES FROM AN EXECUTION Runs thru 3/29 at the Royal George
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Runcible Theatre Company will present Scenes from an Execution by Howard Barker at The Royal George Theatre through March 29, 2015. (more...)

VIDEO: AN ACT OF GOD's Jim Parsons Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of FameVIDEO: AN ACT OF GOD's Jim Parsons Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
by TV News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

On Wednesday, March 11th, Jim Parsons, best known for his role as Sheldon Cooper on CBS's 'The Big Bang Theory', received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. (more...)

Heartbeat Opera Presents the ONE ACT FESTIVAL, 3/18-22Heartbeat Opera Presents the ONE ACT FESTIVAL, 3/18-22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

Heartbeat Opera is a new company intent upon re-imagining opera in intimate spaces for a new generation. Employing a minimalism that allows the emotional integrity of the music to shine through, the company's work focuses on the body of the singer and the visceral power of the music. Co-Artistic Directors Louisa Proske and Ethan Heard, who trained together in the Directing program at the Yale School of Drama, are committed to nurturing the actor in every singer they work with. The company creates productions of classics and new pieces that are daring and visceral—productions that manifest the emotional grandeur and theatrical power of opera with minimal means. Heartbeat's one-act festival presentation of György Kurtág's Kafka-Fragments, directed by Heard, and the New York premiere of Jacques Offenbach's Daphnis & Chloé, in a new English translation directed by Proske, marks this young company's debut. Heartbeat Opera's resident music ensemble Cantata Profana, described by The New York Times as “a stylish early music ensemble,” will provide musical accompaniment. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for March 2-8, Featuring Emily Padgett, Erin Davie, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for March 2-8, Featuring Emily Padgett, Erin Davie, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Mar 1, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: The Last Ship Company in Concert; This Will Be Our Year, Starring Jeremy Jordan, Andy Mientus, & Krysta Rodriguez; Emily Padgett & Erin Davie; Very Very Rock Show in Concert Featuring Rebecca Naomi Jones and More; and 54 Sings Mack and Mabel. (more...)

Jonathan Slinger Named As New Willy Wonka In CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORYJonathan Slinger Named As New Willy Wonka In CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Jonathan Slinger will play Willy Wonka in the West End production of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the role currently played by Alex Jennings. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre & Drew University to Host FIRST FOLIOShakespeare Theatre & Drew University to Host FIRST FOLIO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, recently named "Company of the Year" by the Wall Street Journal which also described the Theatre as "one of America's half-dozen leading classical repertory companies," is proud to partner with Drew University to host the Folger Shakespeare Library'sFirst Folio tour. (more...)

A.C.T. to Stage Kwame Kwei-Armah's LET THERE BE LOVE, 4/8-5/3A.C.T. to Stage Kwame Kwei-Armah's LET THERE BE LOVE, 4/8-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Continuing its 2014-15 season, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) will present Let There Be Love, an intimate and disarmingly honest play from Kwame Kwei-Armah, one of England's most distinguished contemporary playwrights. (more...)

JOSEPHINE AND I with Cush Jumbo Begins Tonight at The Public TheaterJOSEPHINE AND I with Cush Jumbo Begins Tonight at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

The Public Theater begins previews for the New York premiere of JOSEPHINE AND I tonight, February 27. Written by Olivier nominated actress and writer Cush Jumbo, and directed by Phyllida Lloyd, JOSEPHINE AND I runs through Sunday, April 5 at Joe's Pub at The Public, with an official press opening on Tuesday, March 10. (more...)

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