The Coal Mine Theatre to Stage Jez Butterworth's THE RIVER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2015

The Coal Mine, Artistic Curator Ted Dykstra and Artistic Producer Diana Bentley, launch their second season of powerful and often darkly humourous adventures in drama with Jez Butterworth's THE RIVER, November 1-22, 2015. The English playwright's poetic follow-up to his international hit Jerusalem, will receive its Canadian premiere with direction by Ted Dykstra; starring David Ferry as The Man, Jane Spidell as The Woman, and Dani Kind as The Other Woman. (more...)

FIRST LOOK: THE GAME'S AFOOT or HOLMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS at Theatre Palisades; Opens 11/6
by Shari Barrett - Oct 9, 2015

Theatre Palisades presents the first Los Angeles production of "The Game's Afoot or Holmes For The Holidays" by Ken Ludwig, opening Friday, November 6, 2015 and running until Sunday, December 13, 2015 at the Pierson Playhouse, located at 941 Temescal Canyon Road in Pacific Palisades, CA 90272. Directed by Gene Franklin Smith, "The Game's Afoot" is the winner of the Mystery Writers of America's 2012 Edgar Award for Best Play. Nona Hale and Pat Perkins produce for Theatre Palisades by permission from Samuel French. Featured in the cast (in alphabetical order) are Gail Bernardi, Matthew Godfrey, Nicole Knudsen, James Lujan, John Mawson, Maria Pavone, Maggie Peach, and Andi Wagner. (more...)

Sheffield Theatres' SHOW BOAT Announces Extension
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

Sheffield Theatres' Artistic Director Daniel Evans today announces, due to popular demand, a one-week extension for his new production of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's musical Show Boat.  The production which opens on 16 December 2015, with previews from 10 December, will now run until 23 January 2016. (more...)

Robert Portal to Lead AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS at St. James Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

Casting is announced today for Around the World in 80 Days, which will run at the St. James Theatre from 26 November 2015 to 17 January 2016, with press night on 3 December 2015. Leading the cast in the role of Phileas Fogg will be Robert Portal, who, in challenges reminiscent of Fogg's own quest, has rowed 3000 miles across the Atlantic in The Talisker Whisky Challenge and partaken in the Marathon des Sables, running over 150 miles of the Sahara Desert in six days, raising money for charity in both instances. (more...)

STANDING TALL Reading to Bring 9/11-Inspired Emails, Journals and Creative Writing to the Stage, 11/7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2015

An adaptation of the book STANDING TALL - the emails, journals and creative writings of 9/11 is being presented November 7th at 7:00 PM at ArtNY Bruce Mitchell Theatre, 520 Eighth Avenue, 3rd Floor produced by FACT Theatre Company. (more...)

Full Cast Set for Lyric Hammersmith's CINDERELLA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2015

The Lyric Hammersmith today announces full casting for its Christmas panto, Cinderella. Grab your glittery Converse and put the pumpkin into top gear as Cinderella heads to the biggest party of the season to meet a very charming Prince. Following the success of Jack and the Beanstalk and Dick Whittington and his Cat, Award-winning playwright Tom Wells pens another traditional panto with plenty of festive fun in true Lyric style. (more...)

Unauthorized Karaoke Parody Musical PRAIRIE-OKE! to Return to the Cavern Club, 11/6-22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2015

PRAIRIE-OKE!, the musical mash-up parody that rocked Los Angeles, returns for three weekends only to the Cavern Club Theater. (more...)

PTC Presents OUTSIDE MULLINGAR, Now thru 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2015

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the contemporary Irish romantic comedy Outside Mullingar, tonight, October 30 - November 14, 2015. (more...)

Original LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE Star Alison Arngrim Joins Cast of PRAIRIE-OKE!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2015

Producers Matthew Herrmann and Vickie Mendoza are thrilled to announce, Alison Arngrim will appear in two performances of PRAIRIE-OKE!, November 6 & 7, 2015. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 10/19/2015 - Bessie Awards, KILL FLOOR, ON YOUR FEET! and More!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 19, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: The Bessie Awards celebrate top dancers tonight, KILL FLOOR opens off-Broadway, and the creators/subjects of ON YOUR FEET! chat with Rita Moreno! (more...)

Samantha Spiro Joins Jim Broadbent in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Noel Coward This Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

According to the Daily Mail, Olivier winner Samantha Spiro will join Jim Broadbent (as Scrooge) in a new version of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, adapted by Patrick Barlow from Charles Dickens' classic story of greed, grief, ghoulish ghosts and eleventh-hour redemption. (more...)

PTC to Present OUTSIDE MULLINGAR, 10/30-11/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

Outside Mullingar was nominated for a Tony for Best Play during the 2014 season. Playwright John Patrick Shanley won both the Tony and the Pulitzer Prize for his play Doubt (produced at PTC in 2007) and won an Academy Award for his screen play for the film Moonstruck. (more...)

Good Theater to Stage World Premiere of MAMA'S BOY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

Good Theater is proud to present the world premiere of MAMA'S BOY, an exciting new play from Rob Urbinati the author of Death by Design.  Broadway veteran, Betsy Aidem, plays Marguerite Oswald with Graham (The Rainmaker) Emmons as Lee Harvey Oswald, Laurel (The Rainmaker) Casillo as Marina Oswald and Erik (4000 Miles) Moody as Robert Oswald in this fascinating look at the mother and the family behind an event that changed the course of history.  The show will open October 28 for a run through November 22. (more...)

STANDING TALL Reading Brings 9/11-Inspired Emails, Journals and Creative Writing to the Stage Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2015

An adaptation of the book STANDING TALL - the emails, journals and creative writings of 9/11 is being presented tonight, November 7th at 7:00 PM at ArtNY Bruce Mitchell Theatre, 520 Eighth Avenue, 3rd Floor produced by FACT Theatre Company. (more...)

FIRST LOOK: THE GAME'S AFOOT or HOLMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS at Theatre Palisades; Opens Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Theatre Palisades presents the first Los Angeles production of "The Game's Afoot or Holmes For The Holidays" by Ken Ludwig, opening Today, November 6, 2015 and running until Sunday, December 13, 2015 at the Pierson Playhouse, located at 941 Temescal Canyon Road in Pacific Palisades, CA 90272. Directed by Gene Franklin Smith, "The Game's Afoot" is the winner of the Mystery Writers of America's 2012 Edgar Award for Best Play. Nona Hale and Pat Perkins produce for Theatre Palisades by permission from Samuel French. Featured in the cast (in alphabetical order) are Gail Bernardi, Matthew Godfrey, Nicole Knudsen, James Lujan, John Mawson, Maria Pavone, Maggie Peach, and Andi Wagner. (more...)

Unauthorized Karaoke Parody Musical PRAIRIE-OKE! to Return to the Cavern Club, 11/6-22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

PRAIRIE-OKE!, the musical mash-up parody that rocked Los Angeles, returns for three weekends only to the Cavern Club Theater. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati to Revive CINDERELLA This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Throw out that glass slipper and break out your library card! Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati (ETC) revives one of its most treasured family-friendly holiday musicals CINDERELLA, by local playwright Joseph McDonough with lyrics by David Kisor and music by Fitz Patton, playing December 3, 2015 through January 4, 2016. (more...)

Everything's Coming Up Roses! Virginia Rep to Open GYPSY This Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of the award-winning American musical, GYPSY, at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street on Friday, November 20 with a Preview on Thursday, November 19. The show runs through January 10, 2015. With music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and book by Arthur Laurents, GYPSY is considered a crowning achievement in American musical theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE HEIR APPARENT at Stage West
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

Stage West presents the regional premiere of David Ives' adaptation of The Heir Apparent. Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

Mike Bartlett's KING CHARLES III UK Tour Announces Extension, Thru Spring 2016
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

The producers of Mike Bartlett's multi award-winning contemporary play, King Charles III are delighted to announce today that the current UK tour has been extended into spring 2016. (more...)

Everything's Coming Up Roses! Virginia Rep Opens GYPSY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of the award-winning American musical, GYPSY, at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street on Friday, November 20 with a Preview tonight, November 19. The show runs through January 10, 2015. With music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and book by Arthur Laurents, GYPSY is considered a crowning achievement in American musical theatre. (more...)

PTC to Present OUTSIDE MULLINGAR, 10/30-11/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

Outside Mullingar was nominated for a Tony for Best Play during the 2014 season. Playwright John Patrick Shanley won both the Tony and the Pulitzer Prize for his play Doubt (produced at PTC in 2007) and won an Academy Award for his screen play for the film Moonstruck. (more...)

BWW Review: Strong Cast Inhabits THE COUNTRY HOUSE at Circuit Playhouse
by Caroline Sposto - May 5, 2016

Bucolic setting are wonderful . . . until it rains and everyone is wall-to-wall unpacking their baggage, airing their dirty laundry, calling each other on the carpet, and climbing the walls. At least that's what happens in THE COUNTRY HOUSE by Donald Marguiles. It's an explicit homage to Chekhov -- sort of an UNCLE VANYA and THE SEAGULL mashup. I wasn't knocked out by the script. The setup is simple, the plot predictable, the conflicts obvious. The actors have to bring a lot to this show to make is worth watching. Fortunately, Director, David Landis, had an exceptional cast.wisecracks into heated discussions simply to hear them sizzle. (more...)

North Coast Repertory Theatre to Present HEDDA GABLER This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Arguably one of the most complex and intriguing female characters ever written, HEDDA GABLER weaves a mesmerizing tale of a woman trapped in a loveless marriage who is driven by a need for power and freedom. (more...)

Theatr Clwyd Sets 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

In Theatr Clwyd's 40th anniversary year, Artistic Director Tamara Harvey, today announces full casting for her Theatr Clwyd directorial debut production of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. Harvey directs Lisa Palfrey in the role of Beatrice and John Ramm as Benedict. They are joined by David Bark-Jones, Jonathan Harden, Sian Howard, Nakay Kpaka, Steven Meo, Catherin Morris, Lowri Palfrey, Kerry Peers, and Sion Pritchard. (more...)

North Coast Rep to Present World Premiere Translation of HEDDA GABLER
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Arguably one of the most complex and intriguing female characters ever written, HEDDA GABLER weaves a mesmerizing tale of a woman trapped in a loveless marriage who is driven by a need for power and freedom. Working from a freshly translated script by Anne-Charlotte Harvey that removes stilted language while staying true to Ibsen's voice, the actors have put their personal touches on their characters to create a piece that speaks to contemporary audiences. Lovers of classic theatre will not want to miss this gripping world premiere translation. (more...)

The Trial Begins... Meet the Full Cast of THE CRUCIBLE, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 31, 2016

The Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's The Crucible, starring Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan, opens tonight, March 31, at the Walter Kerr Theatre, 219 West 48 Street. Scroll down to learn more about the full company! (more...)

A DOLL'S HOUSE Completes Huntington's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Huntington Theatre Company, the 2013 recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award and Boston magazine's Best Theatre of 2013 and 2014, announces that playwright Bryony Lavery's acclaimed adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House will complete its 2016-2017 Season. The adaptation of this iconic classic will be directed by Melia Bensussen (Awake and Sing!, Luck of the Irish), and the play joins the previously announced six titles in the 2016-2017 Season. (more...)

BWW Review: NANA'S NAUGHTY KNICKERS Is Back Home at Rainbow
by Marakay Rogers - Mar 25, 2016

Katy DiSavino's first play, one of the funniest around, is back where it was first staged, at the DiSavinos' home base, Rainbow's Comedy Playhouse. Prepare to be entertained. (more...)

Theatre Clwyd Announce All-Welsh Cast of CYRANO DE BERGERAC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Theatr Clwyd Artistic Director Tamara Harvey today announces the full casting for Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac which also features new Welsh poetry from Twm Morys. Steffan Rhodri leads the all-Welsh company in the role of Cyrano, with Sara Lloyd-Gregory as Roxanne and Marc Rhys as Christian, alongside Wayne Cater, Steven Elliott, Victoria John, Rhys Parry Jones, Daniel Llewelyn-Williams, Gwawr Loader, Sion Pritchard, Aled Pugh, Simon Holland Roberts and Dafydd Llyr Thomas. (more...)

Malcolm Sinclair and Chris Peluso Join SHOW BOAT - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Malcolm Sinclair (Capt. Andy Hawks) and Chris Peluso (Gaylord Ravenal) will join original Sheffield cast members Gina Beck (Magnolia Hawks), Lucy Briers (Parthy Ann Hawks), Rebecca Trehearn (Julia La Verne), Emmanuel Kojo(Joe), Sandra Marvin (Queenie), Alex Young (Ellie May Chipley) and Danny Collins (Frank Schultz) in the West End cast of Daniel Evans' five star production of Show Boat. (more...)

SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, RIPCORD & More Set for Huntington's 35th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

Huntington Theatre Company, the 2013 recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award and Boston magazine's Best Theatre of 2014 and 2013, announces its 2016-2017 Season. (more...)

Theatr Clwyd to Stage Shakespeare's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

In Theatr Clwyd's 40th anniversary year, Artistic Director Tamara Harvey today announces her directorial debut - a major new production of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. Never before produced by Theatr Clwyd, in the 400th anniversary year of Shakespeare's death this will also be Clwyd's 400th production. Much Ado opens on 14 June, with previews from 9 June and runs until 2 July. (more...)

Full Cast, Dates, Events Set for David Tennant-Led 'KING AND COUNTRY' at BAM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

In a major theatrical event marking the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, BAM, the Royal Shakespeare Company, and The Ohio State University present the US Premiere of Shakespeare's History plays in KING AND COUNTRY: SHAKESPEARE'S GREAT CYCLE OF KINGS. Following performances at the Barbican, and in China in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong, the plays are directed by RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran and performed in repertory at the BAM Harvey Theater from Mar 24 through May 1, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of A MASTERPIECE OF COMIC... TIMING at B Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

A MASTERPIECE OF COMIC... TIMING by Robert Caisley comes to B Street Theatre, March 6 through April 17, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in costume below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Hampton Theatre Company's DEAD ACCOUNTS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2016

"Dead Accounts," Theresa Rebeck's darkly comic take on the chasm that divides Americans in the Midwest from their countrymen living in New York, will be the second play of the Hampton Theatre Company's 2015-2016 season, opening on January 14 at the Quogue Community Hall and running through January 31. Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

Alan Ayckbourn's HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES to Open at Theatre Royal Haymarket
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Alan Ayckbourn's farcical tale of matrimonial mishaps, How The Other Half Loves will appear in the West End this spring. At turns heart-wrenching and hilarious, Ayckbourn's tale of social graces and personal misunderstanding remains one of the celebrated writer's most famous comedies. The 1969 classic - the first of Ayckbourn's plays to be staged on Broadway - returns to London to play the Theatre Royal Haymarket from Wednesday 23 March 2016 - Saturday 25 June and is produced by Bill Kenwright. (more...)

BWW Review: SEX PLEASE, WE'RE SIXTY Sells Out YLT
by Marakay Rogers - Feb 8, 2016

New England summer visited a York, PA winter with a Bedroom Farce involving a bed and breakfast and its 'gentleman callers'... and some little bottles of pills. (more...)

Nicholas Le Prevost, Jason Merrells & More to Star in HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES West End Revival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Casting has been announced for Bill Kenwright's new West End production of Alan Ayckbourn's farcical tale of matrimonial mishaps, How The Other Half Loves. The 1969 classic - the first of Ayckbourn's plays to be staged on Broadway - returns to London to play the Theatre Royal Haymarket from Wednesday 23 March 2016 - Saturday 25 June, with a press night on 31 March. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Host Reading of A.R. Gurney's THE COCKTAIL HOUR, 3/14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of A. R. Gurney's "The Cocktail Hour," a funny and touching, quasi-autobiographical story about a playwright who writes a new play that presents an unflattering picture of his family, on Monday, March 14, at 7 p.m.  The play will be directed by Anne Keefe, Playhouse associate artist and curator of the playreading series. Tickets are $20 each.  (more...)

Spiro and Kind Join Tompsett In Phoenix West End Transfer Of GUYS AND DOLLS!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

Following critical acclaim at the Savoy Theatre, the Chichester Festival Theatre revival of Guys and Dolls will be extending its run at the Phoenix Theatre from 19 March 2016. Casting for the West End extension includes multiple Olivier Award-winning actress Samantha Spiro (Hello Dolly) as Miss Adelaide, Richard Kind (Disney/Pixar's BAFTA award-wining Inside Out) as Nathan Detroit and Oliver Tompsett (Wicked) as Sky Masterson. Continuing in their roles from the Savoy to the Phoenix Theatre are Siubhan Harrison as Sarah Brown, and Gavin Spokes as Nicely Nicely Johnson. (more...)

THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY Begins in March
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

Kenny Wax Ltd and Stage Presence Ltd present a Mischief Theatre production The Comedy About A Bank Robbery. The show was created by Mischief Theatre and written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields. (more...)

Hampton Theatre Company's 2015-16 Season to Continue with DEAD ACCOUNTS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2015

?"Dead Accounts," Theresa Rebeck's darkly comic take on the chasm that divides Americans in the Midwest from their countrymen living in New York, will be the second play of the Hampton Theatre Company's 2015-2016 season, opening on January 14 at the Quogue Community Hall and running through January 31.   (more...)

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, 'CYRANO' & More Set for Theatr Clwyd's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

New Artistic Director of Theatr Clywd Tamara Harvey today announces her inaugural theatre season for the company. (more...)

Amphibian Stage Productions Announce ISAAC'S EYE Cast
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2015

Amphibian Stage Productions (Kathleen Culebro, Artistic Director) has announced the cast and creative team for its first main stage play of the 2016 season, Isaac's Eye by Lucas Hnath. Featuring actors Michael Linden, Greg Holt, Patrick Bynane, and Ashlee Elizabeth Bashore, the play will run Thursday, February 11 through Sunday, March 6 at the Berlene T. and Jarrell R. Milburn Theatre at Amphibian Stage Productions. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Maggie Ollerenshaw, Daniel Weyman and Alistair McGowan in UK Premiere of 4000 DAYS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

Maggie Ollerenshaw (Open All Hours, Coronation Street) and Daniel Weyman (Foyles War) will join Alistair McGowan in the UK premiere of Peter Quilter's 4000 DAYS, directed by Matt Aston (Bomber's Moon) at Park Theatre from 14 January - 13 February, with a press night on 19 January.  Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

New Repertory Theatre to Stage FREUD'S LAST SESSION This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

New Repertory Theatre announces FREUD'S LAST SESSION by Mark St. Germain, April 30-May 22, 2016 in the Charles Mosesian Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

Mischief Theatre's THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Extends Booking Into April 2017
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Mischief Theatre, the creators of the smash-hit, Oliver Award-winning show The Play That Goes Wrong today announce the extension of their critically acclaimed brand new smash-hit play The Comedy About A Bank Robbery which has extended for a further 6 months, and is now booking until 23 April 2017, completing a year in the West End. The production opened last week at the Criterion Theatre to rave reviews and has already taken more than £1m at the box office. (more...)

Syracuse University's Department of Drama to Wrap Season with A FLEA IN HER EAR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Syracuse University's Department of Drama concludes its 2015-2016 season with David Ives' new version of French playwright Georges Feydeau's Bedroom Farce A Flea in Her Ear. Directed by Stephen Cross, this production runs May 6-14 at the Storch Theatre in the Syracuse Stage/SU Drama Complex. The opening night performance is scheduled for Saturday, May 7 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Christine Ebersole and More to Perform at TACT's 2016 Spring Gala Honoring Simon Jones
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

The Actors Company Theatre (TACT) announced today that the TACT 2016 Spring Gala will honor former TACT Co-Artistic Director and current company member Simon Jones. (more...)

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