L/A Community Little Theatre Announces the Cast of AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2016

L/A Community Little Theatre is excited to announce the cast for their upcoming production of "August: Osage County." Tracy Letts is the literary genius behind this multi-award winning play. This production is being directed by Adam P. Blais, with original music by Paul G. Caron. (more...)

Steppenwolf Welcomes New Ensemble Members
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

? Steppenwolf Theatre Company will to welcome Sandra Marquez and Caroline Neff to its world-renowned ensemble. Both have performed in multiple shows with the company and can currently be seen on Steppenwolf's stages in Mary Page Marlowe and The Flick respectively. Marquez and Neff are the first two members added under Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro. (more...)

Photo Flash: SIDEWAYS Opens Tonight at St James Theatre
by Marianka Swain - May 31, 2016

The European premiere of Rex Pickett's acclaimed comedy SIDEWAYS opens tonight at St James Theatre, directed by David Grindley, for a limited run until July 9. The cast features Daniel Weyman (Miles), Simon Harrison (Jack), Ellie Piercy (Maya), Beth Cordingly (Terra), Anne Kavanagh(Phyllis/Evelyn), Kirsten Hazel Smith (Rosie/Victoria) and Daniel Barry (Chris/Daryl). (more...)

LA CLT to Produce AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY This June
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Family dinners with your family seem dysfunctional? Join the Weston Family as they take the stage in LA CLT's production of 'August: Osage County'. "August:Osage County" will entertain everyone in the audience with its dark comedy, with shocking slaps immediately followed by knee-slapping laughter.This production is being directed by Adam P. Blais, with original music by Paul G. Caron.Please be advised that this show does contain adult language and content and is not recommended for young children. (more...)

Mad Cow Theatre Announces Cast, Creative Team for THE BROTHERS SIZE
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Mad Cow Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for the haunting contemporary drama The Brothers Size, which will take the Zehngebot-Stonerock Theatre stage June 10, 2016 as the eighth production of Mad Cow Theatre's Season 19. (more...)

Tickets to Windsor Jesters' AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Tickets are now available for the Windsor Jesters Spring 2016 Production, August: Osage County by Tracy Letts. (more...)

Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre's South Florida Premiere of THE TIN WOMAN Begins This Week
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre is proud to present the South Florida premiere of The Tin Woman playing May 18 - June 12, 2016. (more...)

IT IS EASY TO BE DEAD to Premiere at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Commemorating the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, the world premiere of It Is Easy To Be Dead by award-winning playwright Neil McPherson opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Wednesday, 15 June 2016 (Press Night: Friday, 17 June 2016 and Saturday, 18 June 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Pear Theatre Presents AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2016

Pear Theatre completes its 2015/2016 season with August: Osage County, a searing, dark comedy of an American family, where secrets and lies spill out over dysfunctional dinners and drug-laced arguments, and nothing is sacred-or safe. Called 'Hugely entertaining! A ripsnorter full of blistering, funny dialogue, acid-etched characterizations and scenes of no-holds-barred emotional combat' by The New York Times, August: Osage County won a Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize in 2008. (more...)

Steampunk and Zombies to Invade Little Theatre's Play Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

Little Theater of Manchester's Evenings@7 series continues on June 14, with a reading of the comedy COLONEL SELLERS: REANIMATOR by Mark Twain, William Dean Howells & Jacques Lamarre. (more...)

Windsor Jesters Present Tracy Letts' AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

Tickets are now available for the Windsor Jesters Spring 2016 Production, August: Osage County by Tracy Letts. This is the first show in the group's 65th season; Connecticut's oldest continuously performing Community Theater. Show dates are June 9, 10, 11, 17 and 18. All shows start at 7:30 PM, in the comfortably appointed auditorium at the LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT 06095. (more...)

VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE to Run 6/10-7/3 at International City Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

International City Theatre presents a send-up of Chekhov's plays that is so completely hilarious, it doesn't even matter if you think Chekhov is just the name of that Russian guy on Star Trek. Mary Jo DuPrey helms a new production of the deliciously wacky, Tony Award-winning comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang for a June 10 opening, with two low-priced previews taking place on June 8 and June 9. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Will Launch New Series- BACKSTAGE BITE with Katie Lynch; Catch the Premiere on Tuesday, May 17!
by Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch - May 11, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com is thrilled to add to our roster of exclusive talent and programing, Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch. Don't forget to tune in next Tuesday, May 17, to check out the premiere episode! (more...)

Neil McPherson's IT IS EASY TO BE DEAD Premieres at Finborough Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Jun 9, 2016

Commemorating the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, the world premiere of IT IS EASY TO BE DEAD by award-winning playwright Neil McPherson opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Wednesday, 15 June 2016. Born in Aberdeen, Charles Sorley was studying in Germany when the First World War broke out and was briefly imprisoned as an enemy alien. He was one of the first to join the army in 1914. Killed in action a year later at the age of 20, his poems are among the most ambivalent, profound and moving war poetry ever written. (more...)

THE PORTRAIT to Premiere at Greenhouse Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

"The Portrait" will make its world premiere this summer at the Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N. Lincoln Ave.) as part of the theater's "Solo Celebration!" series, an eight-month series of provocative and powerful solo plays. Written and directed by Susan Padveen, starring Cameron Pfiffner and co-produced with The Neopolitans, "The Portrait" tells the story of Gustav Klimt, the renowned painter of The Kiss, as he wrestles with a life- altering decision while also attempting to secure a sizable commission from a woman of Viennese society. The press performance will be Wednesday, July 20 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

LUBE: AN UNAUTHORIZED GREASE'D-UP PARODY Plays The Ringwald
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

The Ringwald Theatre, the undisputed Champ of Camp, is no stranger to the world of parody. Its wildly popular Summer Camp series proves that year after year. (more...)

New Works by Tracy Letts, Bruce Norris & Anna Deavere Smith Included in Second Stage Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced three New York Premiere productions for its upcoming 38th season. The season will kick off in October 2016 with the New York Premiere ofNOTES FROM THE FIELD: DOING TIME IN EDUCATION, the latest work created, written and performed by groundbreaking theatre artist Anna Deavere Smith and directed by Leonard Foglia. This marks Ms. Smith and Mr. Foglia's return to Second Stage Theatre, where their previous collaboration, Let Me Down Easy, had its New York Premiere in 2008. (more...)

Debra Monk to Lead VISITING EDNA at Steppenwolf Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today that Debra Monk will play the title role in VISITING EDNA, a world premiere play by David Rabe, directed by Steppenwolf Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro. (more...)

Clubbed Thumb and Playwrights Horizons Complete Casting for MEN ON BOATS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

MEN ON BOATS, the critically-acclaimed comedy which premiered at Clubbed Thumb's 2015 Summerworks Festival, announced today casting for its return this summer in a co-production by Clubbed Thumb and Playwrights Horizons. (more...)

Greenhouse Theater's Solo Celebration to Continue with THE PORTRAIT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

"The Portrait" will make its world premiere this summer at the Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N. Lincoln Ave.) as part of the theater's "Solo Celebration!" series, an eight-month series of provocative and powerful solo plays. (more...)

Megan McGinnis to Star in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Old Globe has announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of Paul Gordon's delightfully romantic new musical SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, developed with Rick Boynton and presented in association with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where it was commissioned and had its world premiere in April 2015. (more...)

Broadway Vets to Lead THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

Bay Street Theater has announced the full cast and creative team for THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO, the Tony Award-winning play by Alfred Uhry, directed by Will Pomerantz. The production will run June 28 - July 24. (more...)

CHAPATTI Opens Peninsula Players 81st Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

?Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theatre and Door County's theatrical icon, opened its 81st season June 14 with the Wisconsin premiere of "Chapatti" by Christian O'Reilly.   Unexpected sparks fly when Betty, the caregiver to 19 cats, meets Dan and his dog Chapatti in a Dublin vet office.   This funny, gentle and poignant story centers around two lonely animal lovers who rediscover, very unexpectedly, the need for caring and companionship.   "Chapatti" will perform through July 3. (more...)

Photo Flash: ROMEO & JULIET Set in East Jerusalem at Theatricum Botanicum
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Director Ellen Geer re-sets William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet in East Jerusalem, kicking off the 2016 summer repertory season at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum's outdoor amphitheater on June 11. (more...)

Photo Flash: TIME STANDS STILL at Jobsite Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Jobsite closes their 2015-16 season with a timely drama from a modern master of the American theater: Donald Margulies' Time Stands Still plays July 8-31, 2016, in the Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center where Jobsite is resident theater company. (more...)

Who Will Win at the 2016 Tony Awards? We Compare Year By Year!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 10, 2016

The 70th Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 12th at 8/9c hosted by James Corden. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long awards season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize. (more...)

THE IMAGINARY INVALID Begins in July at Theatricum Botanicum
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

Proving that laughter really is the best medicine, Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum presents a fresh and hilarious new adaptation of The Imaginary Invalid - Moliere's skewering of the health care crisis from an entirely different century - by Constance Congdon. The Imaginary Invalid joins the summer repertory season at Theatricum's spectacular outdoor amphitheater in Topanga on July 9. (more...)

BWW Interview: CARRON CLARK CLEM Is Inspirational
by Marietta Lunceford - Jul 6, 2016

After interviewing Carron Clem, I wasn't sure if I was more inspired or exhausted. Having lived an extraordinary life, Carron now does more in a day than most of us do in a week. Committed to her family and to the theatre, Carron is passionate about everything she does. (more...)

Directors Announced for WaterTower Theatre's 2016-17 Main Stage Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

?WaterTower Theatre Managing Director Gregory Patterson and Associate Artistic Director Kelsey Leigh Ervi today announced the directors for the upcoming 2016-2017 WaterTower Theatre Main Stage Season in The Canterbury Family Main Stage at the Addison Theatre Centre.   Directing the season opener, Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash (October 7- 30, 2016) is B.J. Cleveland with Musical Direction by Sonny Franks.  Next up, the regional premiere of Silent Sky (January 20-February 12, 2017) will be directed by Kelsey Leigh Ervi.  The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens, and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord (April 14-May 7, 2017) will be directed by Emily Scott Banks.  Rene Moreno will return to direct Native Gardens (June 2- 25, 2017). Sunday in the Park With George (July 28-August 20, 2017) will be directed by Terry Martin, with Musical Direction by Jeff Lankov. (more...)

Netflix & John Wells Productions to Tell Definitive Story Behind THE PANAMA PAPERS
by TV News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Netflix and John Wells Productions (Burnt, August Osage County, Love and Mercy) are teaming up to tell the definitive story behind THE PANAMA PAPERS and the two journalists who cracked open an unprecedented torrent of lies, diversions and information (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 24, 2016
by - Jul 24, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 24 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 7/23-7/24/2016
by - Jul 24, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, July 24, 2016 - Sunday, July 24, 2016. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Moving House- How a Tony-Winning Play Switches Theatres
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 24, 2016

Broadway shows changing houses is not a totally uncommon thing, though it has happened just a handful of times over the past few years. In 2013, Mamma Mia! packed up at the Winter Garden to continue its run at the Broadhurst Theatre. Rock of Ages moved three blocks from the Brooks Atkinson to the Helen Hayes in 2011. Before that, such shows as The 39 Steps, August: Osage County, The Lion King, and Chicago did the same. So what exactly goes into moving from Broadway's smallest theatre to a 1093-seat house? (Hint: Despite the show's apartment-style set, it's more than just cardboard boxes and a U-Haul.) Stage Manager Billy Barnes explains: (more...)

Julie Halston, Josh Radnor, Elizabeth Reaser and More to Lead Lincoln Center Theater's THE BABYLON LINE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that it will produce Richard Greenberg's new play THE BABYLON LINE this fall in the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65th Street). (more...)

Arnetia Walker, Michael Cumpsty and More Set for MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM at Two River Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Two River Theater announces the cast and creative team for its production of August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson. The production will run September 10-October 9, 2016, with the opening night on Friday, September 16 at 8pm. (more...)

Cast Announced for Steppenwolf's THE FUNDAMENTALS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today the complete cast for Erika Sheffer's The Fundamentals, a smart and searing look at America's corporate culture through the story of a Manhattan hotel maid with higher aspirations. Directed by ensemble member Yasen Peyankov, the cast features ensemble members Alana Arenas (Millie), Caroline Neff (Stellan) and Alan Wilder (Abe) with Audrey Francis(Eliza) and Armando Riesco (Lorenzo). Peyankov and Sheffer last collaborated on Steppenwolf's 2014 Chicago premiere of Russian Transport, which also featured ensemble member Alan Wilder. Previews begin November 10, 2016 and the show runs through December 23, 2016 in Steppenwolf's Upstairs Theatre, 1650 N Halsted.Single tickets ($20 - $89) go on sale Friday, August 5 at 11am. 2016/17 season subscriptions and memberships are currently on sale through Audience Services at 312-335-1650 or steppenwolf.org. (more...)

Cast Complete for THE FUNDAMENTALS at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today the complete cast for Erika Sheffer's The Fundamentals, a smart and searing look at America's corporate culture through the story of a Manhattan hotel maid with higher aspirations. (more...)

Hangar Theatre to Present Wendy Wasserstein's THIRD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Following their sold-out production of In the Heights, the Hangar Theatre will present Thirdby Wendy Wasserstein from July 21 until July 30, 2016. Set in a small, prestigious college town in New England (like Ithaca), the play tells the story of a professor whose seemingly well-ordered life is thrown into dizzying disarray after she accuses a student athlete of plagiarism.  Interim Artistic Director, Michael Barakiva, will be directing this production; he also directed the world premiere of this show at Theatre J in Washington, D.C. Join the cast, crew, and Hangar staff on opening night, Friday, July 22 at 8pm at the Hangar Theatre, located at 801 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850 in Cass Park. (more...)

2016 Wilde Awards Nominations Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Theater professionals from across Michigan will gather Aug. 29 when The 2016 Wilde Awards are presented at The Berman Center for the Performing Arts in the Detroit suburb of West Bloomfield. Presented by EncoreMichigan.com, the most comprehensive resource for news and information about the state's professional theater industry, The Wilde Awards were established in 2002 to honor the excellent work produced by Michigan's professional theaters. (more...)

Theatricum Botanicum to Present ROMEO & JULIET, 6/4-10/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Director Ellen Geer re-sets William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet in East Jerusalem, kicking off the 2016 summer repertory season at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum's outdoor amphitheater on June 4. (more...)

L/A Community Little Theatre Announces Cast of AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

L/A Community Little Theatre is excited to announce the cast for their upcoming production of "August: Osage County." Tracy Letts is the literary genius behind this multi-award winning play. This production is being directed by Adam P. Blais, with original music by Paul G. Caron. (more...)

Ed Hoopman, Erica Spyres and Mark Pierre to Lead Lyric Stage's PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2015-16 season closes with an acclaimed new play (partly inspired by the theatricality of Nicholas Nickleby) that uses ingenious stagecraft, the talents of a dozen of our favorite actors, and the limitless possibilities of your imagination to create theatrical magic. (more...)

All-Star Improv Cabaret Set for Penobscot Theatre Company, 5/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Penobscot Theatre Company has assembled a sensational team of improvisational artists at the top of their game for an All-Star Improv Cabaret, one night only, May 15 at 7:00 pm at the historic Bangor Opera House. 'This fast-paced, interactive show will have folks rolling in the aisles!' said Producing Artistic Director Bari Newport. 'Masters of improvisation will take suggestions from the audience and spin them into an unforgettable night of comedy! If you liked the television show, Whose Line is it Anyway?, you'll surely love this show.' All tickets are $15 each, available online at www.penobscottheatre.org or at the box office, (207) 942-3333. The show will feature: (more...)

Rondi Reed & Michael Rabe Join Steppenwolf's VISITING EDNA; Jessie Fisher Completes CONSTELLATIONS Cast
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today the complete casting for two upcoming productions. Celebrated actress Jessie Fisher (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre's Othello, Once on Broadway) joins ensemble member Jon Michael Hill (CBS's Elementary, Steppenwolf's Superior Donuts) in the Chicago premiere production of Constellations, the moving two-character drama by Nick Payne, directed by artistic producer Jonathan Berry to take place this summer in the Upstairs Theatre (May 26 - July 3, 2016; Press/Opening is June 1 at 7:30pm). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at EST and Page 73's KENTUCKY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST) and Page Seventy-Three Productions (Page 73) present KENTUCKY, written by Leah Nanako Winkler, and directed by Morgan Gould. KENTUCKY is currently playing previews at EST's Curt Dempster Theatre (549 W. 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019) for an official opening on Sunday, May 1. The strictly limited run plays through Sunday, May 22. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

PROOF Set for Little Theatre of Manchester's Evenings@7 Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Little Theater of Manchester's Evenings@7 series continues on May 10, with a reading of the drama Proof by David Auburn. (more...)

Ringwald to Present HEATHERS THE MUSICAL, 5/13-6/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

?The Ringwald Theatre is proud to continue its Season of Classics with the Detroit premiere of HEATHERS THE MUSICAL by Kevin Murphy & Laurence O'Keefe.  (more...)

New Rust Co-Operative Play SILLAGE to Debut at Alexander Bar's Upstairs Theatre in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

SILLAGE, a new play writted, designed and directed by Penelope Youngleson, will be presented by the Rust Co-Operative at the Alexander Bar and Cafe's Upstairs Theatre this May. (more...)

Tony Winner Tracy Letts to Star in New Divorce Comedy THE LOVERS
by TV News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Debra Winger and Tracy Letts will star as a husband and wife in the new comedy THE LOVERS from A24. Filming is expected to get underway shortly. (more...)

Native Voices at the Autry to Present 18th Festival of New Plays
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Native Voices at the Autry, America's leading Native American theatre company, presents its 18th Annual Festival of New Plays at the Autry Museum of the American West and La Jolla Playhouse. The festival features staged readings of new and in-progress plays by Native writers followed by audience talkbacks in which each viewer becomes an important part of the collaborative process. (more...)

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