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Rialto Theatre (New York, NY)
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Based on a translation from Geoffrey Chaucer by Nevill Coghill

Casting Revealed for DARK TOURISM at the Park Theatre 24 September - 29 October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2015

Initial casting is today announced for the world premiere of Dark Tourism at Park Theatre (PARK90), from 29th September - 24th October, the debut play by Daniel Dingsdale. Amongst the cast are Tamaryn Payne and Jill Winternitz. Directed by Adam Lenson, this brand new play is a biting cultural satire on media cynicism and the world of celebrity, where one can go from nothing to everything and back again in the space of a YouTube video. Press Night is Thursday 1st October, 7pm. (more...)

KING LEAR, EVANGELINE and More Set for Pontine Theatre's 38th Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

Pontine Theatre announces its 38th Annual Performance Series at their West End Studio Theatre in Portsmouth NH.  (more...)

Southwark Theatre to Present THE BALLAD OF ROBIN HOOD This Christmas
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2015

Robin Hood meets Game of Thrones in Tacit Theatre's immersive adventure, wielding swords, songs and music in this historical (ish) reimagining of the myth surrounding the legendary outlaw. (more...)

Sandi Toksvig's SILVER LINING and NELL GWYNN in English Touring Theatre Spring Season
by Marianka Swain - Sep 12, 2016

English Touring Theatre today announces its spring season which features the world premiere of Silver Lining, a new comedy written by Sandi Toksvig, and a tour of the critically acclaimed Olivier Award winning Shakespeare's Globe production of Nell Gwynn, starring Laura Pitt-Pulford in the title role.  It is the final season under the stewardship of Director Rachel Tackley who is leaving the company to become Executive Director of Chichester Festival Theatre.  Richard Tywman takes over, having been Associate Director (International) of the Royal Court Theatre since 2013. (more...)

All-Female Cast Set for Black Toffee's Northern Tour of PARALLEL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

An all-female cast has been announced for a thought-provoking and innovative new play, which tours the North of England this Autumn, co-produced by Black Toffee and Harrogate Theatres. (more...)

Fringe Encore Series Celebrates 10th Anniversary, Starting Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

With over 200 shows presented at FringeNYC Festival and 900 at Edinburgh Fringe, it's hard to be in the know about what's worth seeing. Even worse is having missed the show everyone is talking about post festival. Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, the Fringe Encore Series will present some of the most critically-acclaimed and crowd-pleasing shows from both festivals. But more importantly, pinpoints and cultivates the theater talent of tomorrow. (more...)

KING LEAR, EVANGELINE and More Set for Pontine Theatre's 38th Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

Pontine Theatre announces its 38th Annual Performance Series at their West End Studio Theatre in Portsmouth NH.  (more...)

Ann Arbor's Penny Seats Theatre Company Kicks off 2016 season with JACQUES BREL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

?The Penny Seats return to the stage this upcoming winter for Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, a musical revue of the songs of Jacques Brel, translated into English by Eric Blau and Mort Shuman. The show kicks off the sixth season for The Penny Seats and will run on Thursdays February 11th, 18th, 25th, and March 3rd, at Conor O'Neill's Irish Pub and Restaurant, 318 South Main Street, Ann Arbor. The two companies are partnering to offer a dinner theatre-style show, with dinner seatings available starting at 6:00 pm, and performances each night at 7:30pm. Audience members can purchase tickets for the dinner-and-show package for just $20, or for the show only, for $10. Advance tickets (which are encouraged) are available online at www.pennyseats.org or by phone at (734) 926-5346. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 29, 2015
by - Nov 29, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 29 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Pier Paolo Pasolini's PYLADE to Make U.S. Premiere at La MaMa This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

La MaMa presents PYLADE -- a play by the late, celebrated Italian film director Pier Paolo Pasolini -- in its U.S. premiere 40 years after the author's murder. The production directed by Ivica Buljan, director of the Croatian National Theatre, begins performances beginning December 3 at La MaMa's Ellen Stewart Theatre (66 E. 4 St.) with the press opening set for December 6, it has been announced by Mia Yoo, La MaMa's Artistic Director. This contemporary adaptation of the Greek myth, PYLADE will be performed by La MaMa's Great Jones Repertory Company (GJRC), a multi-faceted company of artists created 35 years ago by Andrei Serban, Elizabeth Swados and La MaMa's founder Ellen Stewart. (more...)

New Pier Paolo Pasolini Play to Premiere at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

La MaMa presents PYLADE - a play by the late, celebrated Italian film director Pier Paolo Pasolini - in its U.S. premiere 40 years after the author's murder. The production directed by Ivica Buljan, director of the Croatian National Theatre, begins performances beginning December 3 at La MaMa's Ellen Stewart Theatre (66 E. 4 St.) with the press opening set for December 6, it has been announced by Mia Yoo, La MaMa's Artistic Director. This contemporary adaptation of the Greek myth, PYLADE will be performed by La MaMa's Great Jones Repertory Company (GJRC), a multi-faceted company of artists created 35 years ago by Andrei Serban, Elizabeth Swados and La MaMa's founder Ellen Stewart . (more...)

Pontine to Present THE MILLER'S TALE, 6/24-26
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

Nationally acclaimed puppeteers Valerie and Michael Nelson of the Little Blue Moon Theatre, based in  Vallejuo, CA, return to Pontine Theatre's stage with their original stage adaptation of The Miller's Tale drawn from Geoffrey Chaucer's renowned 14th century masterpiece, The Canterbury Tales.   This production is underwritten by arts patron, Gillian Aguilar.  Performances are Friday at 7:30pm, Saturday at 4pm and Sunday at 2pm, at Pontine's West End Studio Theatre located at 959 Islington St in Portsmouth NH.  The hour-long, one-act show is designed for audience members eighteen and older.   Advance tickets are $24. and may be purchased online at www.pontine.org.  Tickets may also be purchased at the door a half-hour prior to each show, based on availability.   Contact Pontine: info@pontine.org / 603-436-6660 (more...)

Penny Seats Theatre Company to Present THE CANTERBURY TALES & XANADU This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Ann Arbor's Penny Seats Theatre Company is set to open its sixth summer season at West Park, performing outdoor professional theatre at movie-ticket prices, on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays throughout June and July. This year, the group's season will open with a modern adaption of Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales (by Lindsay Price), followed by the 2007 Broadway musical smash, Xanadu (based on the 1980 cult classic movie of the same name), with a book by Douglas Carter Beane and music and lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar. (more...)

Oxford Playhouse to Present World Premiere of PETER PAN IN SCARLET, July 25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

This summer marks the return of the Oxford Playhouse to middle scale producing with the world premiere of the stage adaptation of Peter Pan in Scarlet, the best-selling official sequel to JM Barrie's Peter Pan, written by Carnegie Medal and three times Whitbread Children's Book Award winner Geraldine McCaughrean.  The book was originally commissioned by Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity  to whom Barrie gifted all rights to the character and original writings in 1929.  The novel will be brought thrillingly to life by director and adapter Theresa Heskins, Artistic Director of the New Vic Theatre, and an award-winning team including Aerial Director, Vicki Amedume, Artistic Director of circus theatre company Upswing, composer and Musical Director, James Atherton and designer Liz Cooke.  (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...)

STACKED! Takes on Canterbury Tale Fiasco This Summer at The Marlowe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

More than 200 participants from the theatre's creative classes will take to the main stage of the Canterbury venue for Stacked! This story with music explores what happens when Kent is at gridlock and a group of travellers get stuck in The Canterbury Tales! pub and share their stories. (more...)

West End's AMERICAN IDIOT, Starring Amelia Lily, Announces Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Full casting is announced for Green Day's explosive award-winning Broadway musical American Idiot as it blasts into the UK from 17 July, at The Arts Theatre, Leicester Square. The full cast are Luke Baker (Theo), Natasha Barnes (Heather), Alexis Gerred (Tunny), Llandyll Gove (Gerard), Raquel Jones (Extraordinary girl), Natasha Karp (Alysha) Robyn Mellor (Libby), Lucas Rush (St. Jimmy), Steve Rushton (Will), Aaron Sidwell (Johnny) and Ross William Wild (Joshua). They join the previously announced X Factor star, Amelia Lily who is playing Whatshername. (more...)

The New Theatre to Present THE CANTERBURY TALES, 15 July - 1 August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Half medieval, half community TV talent quest, this new interpretation of THE Canterbury Tales is a bold and exciting take on Geoffrey Chaucer's comedic masterpiece and will premiere at the NEW THEATRE, Newtown from Wednesday 15 July to Saturday 1 August. (more...)

Penny Seats Theatre Company to Kick-Off Sixth Summer Season on June 16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

The Penny Seats Theatre Company's sixth summer season at West Park - performing outdoor professional theatre at movie-ticket prices, on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays throughout June and July - opens next week with a modern adaption of Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, by Lindsay Price (June 16 through July 2).   It will be followed later in July by the 2007 Broadway musical smash, Xanadu (July 14 through July 30) - based on the 1980 cult classic movie of the same name, with a book by Douglas Carter Beane and music and lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE CANTERBURY TALES Tells Old And New Stories Through Puppetry, Dance, And Electronic Methods Blending
by Jade Kops - Jul 31, 2015

Blending Chaucer's tales with modern stories, THE Canterbury Tales blurs the lines of storytelling with mixed results. (more...)

Fringe Encore Series to Celebrate 10th Anniversary This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

With over 200 shows presented at FringeNYC Festival and 900 at Edinburgh Fringe, it's hard to be in the know about what's worth seeing. Even worse is having missed the show everyone is talking about post festival. Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, the Fringe Encore Series will present some of the most critically-acclaimed and crowd-pleasing shows from both festivals. But more importantly, pinpoints and cultivates the theater talent of tomorrow. (more...)

AMERICAN IDIOT, Starring Amelia Lily, Opens Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Green Day's explosive award-winning Broadway musical American Idiot blasts into the UK, opening tonight 22 July at The Arts Theatre, Leicester Square. (more...)

National Theatre Wales to Present WAR MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

Renowned theatre-makers Mike Pearson and Mike Brookes, celebrated for their recent, large-scale interpretations of Aeschylus' The Persians and Shakespeare's and Brecht's Coriolan/us with National Theatre Wales, will bring their trademark vision to this multimedia staging of Christopher Logue's filmic poem War Music, derived from Homer's account of the last years of the Trojan War. (more...)

Apparate to London and Meet the Magical Cast of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD!
by Ashley LaChant - Jul 12, 2016

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD is currently in previews in London's West End at the Palace Theatre, where it will open on July 30. Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornily lead the cast as Harry, Hermione and Ron, as part of a company of 42 talented actors. Scroll down to meet the entire cast, check out photos and video footage! (more...)

Matt Lapinskas Joins Cast Of BEN HUR At Reading Rep
by Edward Baker - Jul 11, 2016

Reading Rep has today announced the cast for its upcoming production of Ben Hur which runs at The Hexagon in Reading from 1-3 September 2016. (more...)

Sir Lenny Henry, Sir Tom Courtenay & More Named Patrons of Yorkshire Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Northern Broadsides are delighted to announce that actors Sir Lenny Henry CBE, Sir Tom Courtenay, Stephanie Cole OBE, Meera Syal CBE, Sanjeev Bhaskar OBE and playwrights Mike Poulton and Blake Morrison will be joining the award winning Yorkshire theatre company as Patrons. (more...)

Rose Theatre Kingston to Stage London Premiere of BERYL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

Today Rose Theatre Kingston in association with West Yorkshire Playhouse announces the London premiere of BERYL, Maxine Peake's critically-acclaimed play celebrating the life of sporting legend Beryl Burton - the greatest woman on two wheels. BERYL was nominated for best new play at the Manchester Theatre Awards today. (more...)

Sian Thomas to Replace Francesca Annis as 'Mrs. Fox' in Donmar's WELCOME HOME, CAPTAIN FOX!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Sian Thomas will be taking on the role of Mrs Fox in the Donmar's production of Welcome Home, Captain Fox! replacing Francesca Annis who regrettably has had to withdraw from the production for personal reasons. (more...)

Official: Sandy Duncan Will Return to Her Peter Pan Roots in FINDING NEVERLAND!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

It's official! Sandy Duncan, the beloved stage and screen actress known for her magical, high-flying Tony® nominated performance as Peter Pan at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street), will return to Neverland - and to the Lunt (almost 37 years later) - onFebruary 9 to take over the role of 'Madame du Maurier' in the hit musical Finding Neverland. Joining Emmy® winner Kelsey Grammer and Tony® nominee Tony Yazbeck, Duncan will revisit Neverland 8 times a week through March 27, 2016. For tickets and more information, please visit www.FindingNeverlandTheMusical.com. (more...)

Penny Seats' Production of JACQUES BREL Opens February 11 at Ann Arbor's Conor O'Neill's
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2016

The Penny Seats return to the stage this winter for Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, a musical revue of the songs of Jacques Brel, translated into English by Eric Blau and Mort Shuman. The show kicks off the sixth season for The Penny Seats. (more...)

Sandy Duncan Delays FINDING NEVERLAND First Bows to Friday
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Fans will have to wait just a little bit longer for Sandy Duncan, the beloved stage and screen actress known for her magical, high-flying, Tony-nominated performance as 'Peter Pan' on Broadway, to return to Neverland.  (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 3, 2016
by - Feb 3, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 3 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Penny Seats' JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL to Offer Encore Performance at Conor O'Neill's in Ann Arbor
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2016

Given high audience demand, The Penny Seats will offer an encore performance of Jacques Brel is Alive and Well on the final performance date of the run, Thursday, March 3rd. This encore performance starts at 9:15pm, with dinner seatings beginning at 7:30pm. (This show is in addition to the sold out performance at 7:30 pm that same day.) As the show is only 70 minutes long, the evening will conclude at approximately 10:30pm.  (more...)

Penny Seats to Offer Encore Performance of JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

Given high audience demand, The Penny Seats will offer an encore performance of Jacques Brel is Alive and Well  on the final performance date of the run, Thursday, March 3rd.  This encore performance starts at 9:15pm, with dinner seatings beginning at 7:30pm. (This show is in addition to the sold out performance at 7:30 pm that same day.)  As the show is only 70 minutes long, the evening will conclude at approximately 10:30pm.  (more...)

West End's WELCOME HOME, CAPTAIN FOX! Will Launch at Donmar Warehouse, Feb. 18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

Welcome Home, Captain Fox!, Anthony Weigh's new version of Jean Anouilh's hit 1937 comedy Le Voyageur Sans Bagage, will begin previews at The Donmar Warehouse from Thursday 18 February . The production is directed by Blanche McIntyre, and a cast that includes Michelle Asante, Barnaby Kay, Rory Keenan, Katherine Kingsley, Trevor Laird, Sian Thomas, Danny Webb, Fenella Woolgar and Daniel York. (more...)

Baba Brinkman's RAP GUIDE TO CLIMATE CHAOS to Make U.S. Debut at SoHo Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

NYC-based Canadian playwright and 'peer reviewed rapper' Baba Brinkman ('Astonishing and brilliant' - NY Times) is gearing up for the U.S debut of RAP GUIDE TO CLIMATE CHAOS at the SoHo Playhouse in downtown Manhattan, under the direction of Darren Lee Cole, Artistic Director. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for UK Regional Premiere of April De Angelis' JUMPY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

Theatr Clwyd Artistic Director Tamara Harvey today announces full casting for the regional premiere of the hit Royal Court and West End comedy Jumpy by April De Angelis. Sara Stewart leads the company in the role of Hilary and is joined by Ciara Baxendale (Lyndsey), Charlotte Beaumont (Tilly), Steven Elliot (Roland), Laurie Kynaston (Josh), Charlotte Moore (Bea), Kerry Peers (Frances), Laurence Ubong Williams (Cam) and Philip Wright (Mark). (more...)

Sandy Duncan Departs Broadway's FINDING NEVERLAND Early?
by Jessica Khan - Feb 16, 2016

Sandy Duncan, the beloved stage and screen actress known for her magical, high-flying, Tony-nominated performance as 'Peter Pan' on Broadway, returned to Neverland over the weekend as 'Madame du Maurier' in FINDING NEVERLAND. But her return to the classic fantasy realm -- and onstage in New York -- has been short-lived. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Pan is Back! Sandy Duncan Takes Her First Bows in FINDING NEVERLAND
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Feb 13, 2016

The wait is over! Sandy Duncan, the beloved stage and screen actress known for her magical, high-flying, Tony-nominated performance as 'Peter Pan' on Broadway, has returned to Neverland. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 12, 2016
by - Feb 12, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 12 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

MISS NIGHTINGALE THE MUSICAL to Play Coventry's Belgrade Theatre This Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Now on its fifth and final UK tour, the smash-hit touring show, Miss Nightingale The Musical comes to Coventry from Tues 9 - Sat 13 Feb featuring a cast of multi-talented performers. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 4, 2015
by - Dec 4, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 4 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

James Vincent Meredith to Star in OTHELLO at Chicago Shakespeare; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2015

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces the full cast and creative team for Shakespeare's intimate tragedy of heartbreak and revenge, OTHELLO. (more...)

Northern Broadsides & New Vic Theatre Will Tour THE MERRY WIVES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

Northern Broadsides are set to join forces with the award-winning New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme, to stage William Shakespeare's superb medley of comedy and farce The Merry Wives. (more...)

Donmar Warehouse Announces 2016 Spring Season - World Premiere of ELEGY, Revival of FAITH HEALER and More!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

Donmar Warehouse Announces the 2016 Spring Season! (more...)

Jinkies! Cast Set for SCOOBY-DOO LIVE! MUSICAL MYSTERIES at the London Palladium
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Jinkies! The all-new family musical, SCOOBY-DOO LIVE! MUSICAL MYSTERIES presented by Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Life Like Touring, announces the cast for its West End debut. (more...)

KENNY MORGAN to Return to the Arcola with Original Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Arcola Theatre's production of Kenny Morgan will return for just four weeks this September after a sold-out premiere earlier this year. This critically-acclaimed new play is the latest drama by Mike Poulton (Tony nominated for his Broadway versions of Fortune's Fool, Wolf Hall, and Bring up The Bodies). (more...)

Melissa Ritz Brings 'BOMBSHELL OF RHYTHM' to SoHo Playhouse thru 8/30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

On the heels of receiving the coveted 'Pick of the Fringe' award for her one-woman show, Melissa Ritz brings Bombshell of Rhythm: The Life & Secrets of Ina Ray Hutton to NYC's SoHo Playhouse, now through August 30th. (more...)

Two-Time Olivier Nominee to Star in World Premiere of KENNY MORGAN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

February 1949. The tenants of a boarding house in Camden Town, alerted by a smell of gas coming from one of the rooms, discover a young man lying unconscious, and signs of what might be a botched suicide attempt. In an attempt to make contact with the victim's family or friends, they decide to telephone the first person listed in his book of personal telephone numbers. It is the celebrated playwright Terence Rattigan.... (more...)

IFC Announces Eight New Comedies from Development Slate
by TV News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

IFC revealed at their upfront press event in New York, eight smart new comedies from their robust development slate for 2017 series consideration. (more...)

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