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BWW Review: THE TWENTIETH CENTURY WAY, Jermyn Street Theatre
by Cindy Marcolina - Jan 9, 2017

The hauntingly intimate Jermyn Street Theatre sees the British premiere of Tom Jacobson's The Twentieth Century Way. (more...)

David Haig Joins Daniel Radcliffe in ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD at The Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The Old Vic today announces that David Haig will join Daniel Radcliffe and Joshua McGuire in Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead. (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Look at THE KITE RUNNER at Wyndham's Theatre
by Roy Tan - Jan 5, 2017

The unforgettable, heart breaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father's servant, The Kite Runner is a beautifully crafted novel set in a country that is in the process of being destroyed. (more...)

Romance to Take the Stage in Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati's Regional Premiere of FIRST DATE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Check please! Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati opens the second half of the season with the hilarious and sassy musical First Date, by Austin Winsberg, with music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner. (more...)

A Bernie Sanders Musical Takes the Revolution From Park Slope to Burlington
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

In Burlington, Vermont, the wind doesn't gust off Lake Champlain in a blustering violence and slam into the sides of buildings like it does in most lakeside cities. It rolls off, sails even, and meanders through the streets in an embracing breath, politely. (more...)

Single Tickets On Sale 1/5 For Dallas Theater Center's ELECTRA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Single tickets for Dallas Theater Center's one-of-a-kind outdoor production of Electra are on sale Jan. 5, and available for purchase at www.DallasTheaterCenter.org or 214-880-0202. Electra begins April 4 and runs through May 21 in the unique venue of AT&T Performing Arts Center's Annette Strauss Artist Square. (more...)

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

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

Immersive BETRAYAL to Kick Off 2017 at The Wilbury Group
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

The Wilbury Theatre Group proudly kicks off 2017 with an audience immersive production of Harold Pinter's greatest play, Betrayal, January 26-February 12. (more...)

Liars & Believers Presents WHO WOULD BE KING An Ars Nova Fling
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Violence and Betrayal, angels and prophets, villains and kings...and chickens. Who rises to rule and how far will he fall in the clown kingdom of Who Would Be King? This epic production by Liars & Believers swings from absurd buffoonery to high tragedy, with kinetic physicality, silliness, swords, and a live synthwave score. Conceived and directed by Jason Slavick, music & lyrics by Jay Mobley, written by the LAB Ensemble, created by Liars & Believers. The show runs 90 minutes (no intermission) with live music, clowning, physical theatre, and swordplay. (more...)

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

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

Akvavit Theatre Announces New Artistic Leadership; Associate Company Members
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Akvavit Theatre, Chicago's premier Nordic Theatre Company, will launch 2017 with new artistic leadership and an expanded ensemble. Five year Akvavit veterans Kirstin Franklin and Breahan Pautsch will serve as the company's new Co-Artistic Directors, succeeding Artistic Director Chad Eric Bergman and Managing Artistic Director Bergen Anderson, who have served since 2009. Bergman and Anderson will remain with Akvavit as Founders and as part of the original company, which still includes Mark Litwicki and Matthew Isler. Additionally, Akvavit welcomes eight new Associate company members: Richard Gilbert, Joe Giovannetti, Sarah Giovannetti, Nigel Harsch, Paulette Hicks, Micah Kronlokken, Julie Mitre and Amber Robinson.  (more...)

Theatre in the Round Presents Arthur Miller's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Theatre in the Round Players (TRP) continues its 65th season with A View from the Bridge, in weekend performances from January 13 through February 5.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Brand New Stills from the West End Premiere of THE KITE RUNNER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini's international bestselling novel and film, is a powerful story of friendship spanning cultures and continents, following one man's journey to find redemption. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati Goes On A Blind Date In The Regional Premiere of FIRST DATE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Check please! Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati opens the second half of the season with the hilarious and sassy musical First Date, by Austin Winsberg, with music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner. (more...)

BWW Review: LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR Crazily Sweeps Away at The Israeli Opera
by Ronit Suzan - Jan 18, 2017

For an Opera that is described as dark, intense and ruthless and its plot is filled with murder, Betrayal, insanity and death, at its end it might become even more tragic, as expected, but in Gaetano Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor the journey through all that has many beautiful and captivating moments, especially in this revival of the Israeli Opera's 2012 production, originally directed by Emilio Sagi as the revival director is Javier Ulacia. (more...)

Casting Announced for the Midwest Premiere AMERICAN HWANGAP
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Halcyon Theatre and A-Squared Theatre are proud to announce casting for the Midwest Premiere of Lloyd Suh's American Hwangap-led by Jeff Award-winner Joseph Anthony Foronda. Helen Young is set to direct the co-production that runsFebruary 24 through April 1 at Halcyon Theatre located in residence at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3253 W. Wilson Avenue, on Chicago's north side.   (more...)

Meet the Full Cast of NOLI ME TANGERE, THE OPERA 60th-Anniversary Production
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and J&S Productions Inc., in cooperation with Ayala Foundation, have announced the full cast for the 60th-anniversary production of the Philippines' first full-length opera, Noli Me Tangere, an opera by National Artists Felipe de Leon and Guillermo Tolentino, directed by Jerry Sibal, featuring the newly formed 53-piece Noli Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Herminigildo Ranera. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Amazon Original Series THE COLLECTION, Launching 2/10
by TV News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

On Friday, February 10, Amazon's original period drama series, THE COLLECTION, will premiere all seven episodes exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in the US. (more...)

Premiere of FX Drama TABOO Among Highest-Rated Drama Premieres of Past Year
by TV News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

The premiere of TABOO, the new FX drama series starring Tom Hardy, is among the highest-rated new cable drama premieres of the past year and the most time-shifted FX series premiere ever among Adults 18-49. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Extends Tom Stoppard's THE REAL THING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Due to popular pre-sale demand, Aurora Theatre Company announces that it will add an additional week of performances for THE REAL THING, Tom Stoppard's (The Coast of Utopia, Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead) timeless comedy about an all-too-witty playwright who succumbs to the emotional ravages he puts his characters through. Timothy Near ("Master Harold"…and the boys) returns to Aurora to helm this Tony Award-winner for Best Play (1984) and Best Revival of a Play (2000), featuring Elijah Alexander, Liz Sklar, Carrie Paff (This Is How It Goes, A Delicate Balance, Collapse),Tommy Gorrebeeck (The Monster-Builder, The Eccentricities of a Nightingale), Seann Gallagher, and Emily Radosevich. THE REAL THING now plays through March 5th (added performances: Tuesday, February 28, 7pm; Wednesday, March 1, 8pm; Thursday, March 2, 8pm; Friday, March 3, 8pm; Saturday, March 4, 8pm; Sunday, March 5, 2pm, 7pm) at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Goes All-Female with Shoshana Bean, Morgan James and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Just last night, producers Morgan James, Richard Amelius and Torya Beard presented a female-centered concert of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, directed by Richard Amelius (Time Between Us, Empty City), with musical direction by Julie McBride (Amazing Grace, Finding Neverland).  (more...)

Fountain Theatre to Host Free 'Rapid Development Series' This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

The Fountain Theatre's 3rd annual 'Rapid Development Series' for young writers! Get a first look at the work of young, up-and-coming playwrights with this free, competition-style reading series designed to showcase the work of previously unproduced, Los Angeles-based playwrights under the age of 30. (more...)

BWW Review: In 13 THINGS ABOUT ED CARPOLOTTI, Penny Fuller Musically Shares Memories from a Well-Loved Life
by Shari Barrett - Jan 16, 2017

After Penny Fuller approached Barry Kleinbort to create a musical version of Hatcher's play for her to perform as a cabaret artist, 13 Things About Ed Carpolotti was originally developed at The Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center Cabaret and Performance Conference in Summer 2012 and had its New York premiere in December 2012. The two have a natural affinity for knowing what works well for both of them, and the musical spark between Fuller and her accompanist Paul Greenwood lights up the stage. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Further casting is today announced for Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead which previews from Saturday 25 February with a press night on Tuesday 7 March. (more...)

Photo Coverage: NOLI ME TANGERE, The Opera Meets the Press
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and J&S Productions Inc., in cooperation with Ayala Foundation, will co-present the Philippines' first full-length opera Noli Me Tangere, The Opera's 60th-anniversary production at the CCP's Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo from January 28 (gala premiere) to February 3, 2017. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Opera Australia's Blended Stories Of CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA and PAGLIACCI Presents Two Jilted And Spiteful Lovers With Varying Degrees Of Emotional Engagement.
by Jade Kops - Jan 14, 2017

Rodula Gaitanou directs the revival of Damiano Michieletto's pairing of Pietro Mascagni's CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA and Ruggero Leoncavallo's PAGLIACCI for Opera Australia with varying results. (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks to Present COLLECTED STORIES by Donald Margulies
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Inspiration vs. appropriation. Loyalty vs. creative freedom. Friendship, Betrayal, morality, and the artistic impulse. These are among the provocative issues raised by playwright Donald Margulies in Collected Stories, which opens at Palm Beach Dramaworks on February 3 and continues through March 5, with specially priced previews on February 1 and 2. (more...)

Scoop: QUANTICO on ABC - Monday, January 30, 2017
by - Jan 13, 2017

Get all the scoop on QUANTICO, airing on ABC on Monday, January 30, 2017! (more...)

Opera in the Heights Presents THE PEARL FISHERS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Opera in the Heights (Oh!) presents Georges Bizet's Les Pecheurs de Perles (The Pearl Fishers) as the third offering of its 21st season, opening Friday, Feb. 3. This beguiling story of friendship and Betrayal is set in the Far East, with a lush, powerful score that could only have come from the composer of Carmen. (more...)

A.C.T.'s Young Conservatory Announces Winter/Spring 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Young Conservatory (YC) Director Craig Slaight announced today the lineup for the YC's winter/spring 2017 performances. From February 7-11, the YC will present Timothy Mason's The Life to Come, a co-commission with His Majesty's Theatre in Aberdeen, Scotland. From April 18-22, the YC will present Tomorrow, two one-act plays by Horton Foote. Both productions will take place in The Rueff at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater (1127 Market Street, San Francisco). Tickets for individual productions are $20. Both are available now by calling the A.C.T. Box Office at 415.749.2228 or online at www.act-sf.org/csvshows. (more...)

Action-Packed Prelude to Valentine's Day Anticipates 70th Birthday of Iconoclastic Genre Actress
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Known for her fashionable modern style, long black tresses and piercing gaze, the inimitable Meiko Kaji rose to the top of the Japanese film industry in the late 1960s and '70s, working with some of the era's most talented filmmakers to create several now-classic genre film archetypes along the way-from hard-boiled girl gang bosses to kimono-clad, sword-wielding assassins. (more...)

Amphibian Stage Productions Announces Cast and Creative Team for NORTHSIDE HOLLOW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Amphibian Stage Productions announces the cast and creative team for its first main stage play of the 2017 season, Northside Hollow by Jonathan Fielding and Brenda Withers. Starring Jim Jorgensen and Jordan Sobel, the play runs Friday, February 10 through Sunday, March 5 at the Berlene T. and Jarrell R. Milburn Theatre at Amphibian Stage Productions. Supporting artists include Stephanie Cleghorn Jasso and Jake Nice.  (more...)

American Blues Theater Presents the Chicago Premiere of THE COLUMNIST
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

American Blues Theater continues its 2016-2017 Season with the Chicago Premiere of The Columnist by David Auburn and directed by Keira Fromm. The Columnist runs February 17 - April 1, 2017 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago.   (more...)

The Huron Playhouse Announces Change to 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

The Huron Playhouse's 2017 season will open its 69th season with the classic Tom Jones-Harvey Schmidt musical The Fantasticks. This production will replace the previously announced A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum due to unforeseen circumstances. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cor Theatre and Stage Left Present WHAT OF THE NIGHT?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Sex, power, institutional failure, human frailty, Betrayal, dreams and madness are at the core of celebrated Cuban-American writer Maria Irene Fornes's Pulitzer-Prize nominated play What of the Night? (more...)

Hannah Yelland to Star in World Premiere of INTELLIGENCE at Arena Stage; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Jacqueline E. Lawton's new political thriller Intelligence makes its world premiere at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Under the direction of Daniella Topol (Round House's Ironbound), Intelligence explores the cost of deception and the consequences of speaking truth to power. Due to popular demand, the production has been extended for one week with eight additional performances and will run February 24-April 9, 2017 in the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle. (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE FRONT PAGE's John Goodman and John Slattery Get Immortalized at Sardi's!
by Walter McBride - Jan 11, 2017

The Front Page has entered its final week of performances on Broadway, but stars John Slattery and John Goodman will now be around for the ages. The duo just traveled across the street to Sardi's to unveil their new portraits. Check out photos from the festivities below! (more...)

'Bahar Behbahani: Let the Garden Eram Flourish' on Display at the Hood Museum of Art
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Bahar Behbahani: Let the Garden Eram Flourish at the Hood Museum of Art, presents a suite of new paintings, an installation, and a video from Persian Gardens—an ongoing series begun four years ago by Iranian-born, Brooklyn-based artist Bahar Behbahani. On view at Hood Downtown through March 12, 2017, the show is organized by the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth, and supported by the Evelyn A. J. Hall Fund and the Cissy Patterson Fund. Opening events on January 12 - 14 include a members' night, receptions with the artist, as well as a public conversation between the artist and the exhibition's curator, Hood Curator of African Art Ugochukwu-Smooth Nzewi. (more...)

Photo Flash: Shuler Hensley, Sydney Lucas, Julia Murney and More Take Part in MARY & MAX Industry Presentation
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

An invite-only presentation of the new musical Mary & Max took place yesterday starring Tony Winner SHULER HENSLEY (Oklahoma, Sweet Charity, The Whale), Tony Nominee SYDNEY LUCAS (Fun Home), Drama Desk Nominee JULIA MURNEY, The Color Purple's KYLE SCATLIFFE, and LAUREN ELDER (Sideshow, Hair). (more...)

CCP, J&S Productions to Stage 60th-Anniversary Production of NOLI ME TANGERE, The Opera
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and J&S Productions Inc. will co-present the Philippines' first full-length opera, Noli Me Tangere, The Opera, at the CCP's Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo from January 28 (gala premiere) to February 3, 2017. (more...)

ABC Announces May Premiere Date for DIRTY DANCING Event Movie
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

The ABC Television Network has announced midseason premiere dates for the mini-series 'When We Rise' and series premiere dates for the one-hour drama 'Time After Time,' half-hour comedy 'Imaginary Mary' and the event movie 'Dirty Dancing,' (more...)

Pacific Theatre Presents CORLEONE: THE SHAKESPEAREAN GODFATHER by David Mann
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

What if Shakespeare wrote The Godfather? Pacific Theatre is proud to present Classic Chic's production of Corleone: The Shakespearean Godfather by David Mann. The Corleone family is on the top of the New York crime food chain, with Vito Corleone at the head of the family. That is until local drug baron Virgil "The Turk" Sollozzo attempts a coup. When it doesn't work out, a chain of corruption and murder is set in motion that only ends when son Michael, previously uninvolved in the "family business" exacts violent revenge and takes his place as the new king, spilling more blood than Macbeth. An epic tale of power, destiny, Betrayal, family, and honour, could Coppola's movie masterpiece actually be an Elizabethan tragedy? (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Tom Hardy Stars in 8-Part Drama Series TABOO, Premiering on FX
by TV News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

Below, check out the trailer for BBC One's TABOO, a new eight-part drama series executive produced by Tom Hardy alongside Ridley Scott and the show's creator Steven Knight. (more...)

BWW Review: Andrew Rannells, John Mulaney, Nick Kroll, and More Reject Donald Trump's Plea for Antiseptic Theater in A SAFE AND SPECIAL PLACE Benefit
by Casey Mink - Dec 24, 2016

Early on the morning of November 19, Donald Trump took to Twitter (as he has a tendency to do) to make the assertion that "The Theater must always be a safe and special place." On December 19, one month to the day after Trump's Broadway-fueled Twitter deluge, Liz Meriwether and Shira Milikowsky put on A SAFE AND SPECIAL PLACE, an evening of works written and performed by some of the theater's best and most promising talents. The event, held within the atmospheric walls of the McKittrick Hotel and which benefited The Trevor Project and Kids in Need of Defense was, as you could guess, anything but what Trump would deem "safe and special." (more...)

Scoop: FREQUENCY on THE CW - Wednesday, January 11, 2017
by - Dec 23, 2016

Get all the scoop on FREQUENCY, airing on THE CW on Wednesday, January 11, 2017! (more...)

The Ultra Showgirls Return to San Francisco 1/26
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2016

After it's recent sold out run in San Francisco, the cult hit drag rock musical comedy Above and Beyond the Valley of the Ultra Showgirls returns for a command performance at Oasis, as part of the 16th annual SF Sketchfest.  Written & Directed by D'Arcy Drollinger (Shit & Champagne, Disastrous!, Mr. Irresistible), Ultra Showgirls opens January 26th with a mini-stadium rock spectacular, complete with a five piece live band. (more...)

Busy New Season Launched At Greenwich Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Any thoughts about Greenwich Theatre taking a break after the extended run of its record-breaking pantomime were dismissed by artistic and executive director James Haddrell as he launched a jam-packed new season at the theatre. (more...)

Harold Pinter's BETRAYAL to Play Capital Stage This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Highly regarded as one of Harold Pinter's masterpieces, and winner of the 1979 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play, Betrayal has enjoyed several successful productions and revivals around the world since its opening in London in 1978. (more...)

Solo Exhibition At The Hood Museum Of Art Presents LET THE GARDEN ERAM FLOURISH, 1/5-3/12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Opening January 5, 2017, the solo exhibition Bahar Behbahani: Let the Garden Eram Flourish at the Hood Museum of Art, presents a suite of new paintings, an installation, and a video from Persian Gardens-an ongoing series begun four years ago by Iranian-born, Brooklyn-based artist Bahar Behbahani. (more...)

Laura Schwendinger's Opera ARTEMISIA to Make New York Premiere at St Paul's Chapel
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Laura Schwendinger's new opera, Artemisia, will be given its New York Premiere on Saturday, January 7 at 1:00 PM at St Paul's Chapel, 209 Broadway in Manhattan. (more...)

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