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In CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, "Big Daddy" Pollitt, the richest cotton planter in the Mississippi Delta, is about to celebrate his 65th birthday. He is distressed by the rocky relationship between his beloved son Brick, an aging football hero who has turned to drink, and his beautiful and feisty wife Maggie. As the hot summer evening unfolds, the veneer of Southern gentility slips away as unpleasant truths emerge and greed, lies and suppressed sexuality reach a boiling point.



Phylicia Rashad Joins the Houston Symphony for Beethoven's FIDELIO, 3/31, 4/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The Houston Symphony announced today that Tony Award winner and three-time Emmy Award nominee Phylicia Rashad will join the cast of its new semi-staged, concert version of Beethoven's Fidelio, the composer's only opera, March 31 and April 2. (more...)

BWW Review: DEATH OF A SALESMAN is Unapologetic and Unafraid at Austin Playhouse
by Scott Shipman - Mar 6, 2017

With the current production of this show at Austin Playhouse the company requires, or even demands, that the audience leave the theater with a multitude of thoughts whirling in their mind. I left the theater in two minds about what I have seen. There were elements and moments that viscerally affected me and gave me a multitude of things to think about, and there were also moments that just as noticeably didn't land for me, and that gave me a multitude of things to think about too. (more...)

NY Public Library for the Performing Arts Assistant Curator Annemarie van Roessel on the Designs of Jo Mielziner
by NYPL for the Performing Arts - Mar 30, 2017

BroadwayWorld continues our exclusive content series, in collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, which delves into the library's unparalleled archives, and resources. Below, check out a piece by Annemarie van Roessel, Assistant Curator of the Billy Rose Theatre Division on: The Designs of Jo Mielziner. (more...)

Tarell Alvin McCraney's CHOIR BOY to Open Raven Theatre Company's 2017-18 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Raven Theatre Company, which will turn 35 years old in March of 2018, announced today that its upcoming 2017-18 season will give Chicago audiences their first looks at plays by three of America's most acclaimed young playwrights. (more...)

Dolly Wells Replaces Maura Tierney in Hamish Linklater's THE WHIRLIGIG Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The New Group has announced that Dolly Wells will join Noah Bean, Norbert Leo Butz, Jon DeVries, Alex Hurt, Zosia Mamet, Jonny Orsini and Grace Van Patten in Hamish Linklater's The Whirligig. (more...)

Janeane Garofalo, Lili Taylor, and Celia Weston to Star in MARVIN'S ROOM at Roundabout Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) announces the stars of the Broadway premiere of Marvin's Room, by Scott McPherson, directed by Obie Award-winning director, Anne Kauffman (Detroit) making her Broadway debut. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Amanda Abbington and More in ABIGAIL'S PARTY at Theatre Royal Bath
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Theatre Royal Bath Productions has today released production photography of Mike Leigh's Abigail's Party starring Amanda Abbington and directed by Sarah Esdaile. Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the classic comedy, the production opened at Theatre Royal Bath and has its official opening night for press on Thursday 6 April at Oxford Playhouse before continuing on its UK Tour and to London's West End. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

Jason Robert Brown, Phylicia Rashad, Betsy Wolfe and More Sign on for Theatre Forward's 2017 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

As previously announced, Theatre Forward and Chairman James S. Turley will lead a celebration to support American theatre at the annual Chairman's Awards Gala on Monday, April 3rd, at The Pierre New York (2 East 61st Street at Fifth Avenue). (more...)

Tillotson, Treadwell, Leverton, & Vath Join Cast Of First Musical For 29th St Playwrights Collective
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2017

The 29th Street Playwrights Collective presents a staged reading of its first musical: Carrie Robbins' bittersweet paean to science and love, THE DEATH & LIFE OF DR. CUTTER, A VAUDEVILLE, Monday, April 3, 7 pm, at the Bernie Wohl Center. (more...)

ONCE UPON A TIME's Jennifer Morrison and More Round Out Cast of Matthew Perry's THE END OF LONGING at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

MCC Theater today announced complete casting for the American Premiere of the play The End of Longing, a new play written by and starring 'Friends' star Matthew Perry in his NYC playwriting and stage acting debuts. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, March 23 - Remembering Elizabeth Taylor
by Stage Tube - Mar 23, 2017

Today we remember Dame Elizabeth Taylor who passed away on this day in 2011 at the age of 79. (more...)

Photo Flash: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF Opens at New Antaeus Venue in Glendale
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Antaeus Theatre Company inaugurates the newly completed Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center, the company's new home in the City of Glendale, with a fully partner-cast production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams. (more...)

World Premiere of SHARON AND ROMAN Begins Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

This American Blonde Actress and Mississippi Mud Productions announce the world premiere of SHARON AND ROMAN, a new part of the Sharon Tate Quadrilogy beginning with the solo piece SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN, and with four total parts, CHARLIE AND SHARON, SHARON AND MIA (in development), and now the newest, ROMAN AND SHARON, about the marriage of actress and model Sharon Tate and director Roman Polanski. (more...)

The Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts presents Lea Salonga
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Tony Award-winning Lea Salonga brings her powerful voice to Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18. (more...)

Old Mill Theatre Presents Noel Coward's DESIGN FOR LIVING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

A NOËL Coward romantic comedy - initially banned in the UK - will take audiences on a wickedly witty journey from Paris to London and New York as part of the Old Mill Theatre's latest offering. (more...)

Tony-Winning Play ALL THE WAY Opens This Friday at Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

???????Political intrigue takes center stage at Actors' Playhouse in the Tony Award-winning drama All The Way by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan. (more...)

Casting Announced for Once-Lost Tennessee Williams Play NOT ABOUT NIGHTINGALES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

The cast of Raven Theatre Company's premiere of Tennessee Williams' Not About Nightingales has been announced, with Raven Founding Artistic Director Michael Menendian directing. The play's action revolves around the tyrannical prison warden Boss Whalen's inhumane treatment of the inmates in his island prison.  Deciding they have had enough, and inspired by their de facto leader Butch, the inmates of Hall C fight back by waging a hunger strike. When it garners media attention, Boss Whalen responds with torture.  All the while, Whalen's inmate assistant Jim and new secretary Eva struggle with the moral dilemma of either exposing the strike and losing their jobs or assisting Whalen in keeping it under wraps.  (more...)

Phylicia Rashad to Helm Jen Silverman's THE ROOMMATE at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today acclaimed director, actor, singer and 2017 Steppenwolf Women in the Arts honoree Phylicia Rashad will direct Steppenwolf's Chicago premiere production of The Roommate, a comedy by Jen Silverman. (more...)

Melville Theatre Presents THE MOZART FACTION
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

What happens when the members of a community choir find themselves trapped at gunpoint during a rehearsal? (more...)

ATTACK OF THE ELVIS IMPERSONATORS to Bring the King Off-Broadway This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Producer Lawrence Rosner will present the New York premiere of the new musical that will unleash your inner hound dog, Attack of the Elvis Impersonators, with book, music and lyrics by Lory Lazarus.  (more...)

Suzy Nakamura to be Featured in Reading of CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF at The Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

The Pasadena Playhouse (Danny Feldman, Producing Artistic Director) continues it FOUR BY TENN: A TENNESSEE WILLIAMS READING SERIES in celebration of Tennessee Williams with Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Performed in association with East West Players and directed by Snehal Desai, the reading will feature Suzy Nakamura of ABC's DR. KEN as Mae Pollitt. Also joining Nakamura are Laura Kai Chen, Ryun Yu, C.S. Lee, Amy Hill, Dana Lee, Jenapher Zheng, Greg Watanabe and Anil Kumar Bhardwarj. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof will be read on Monday, March 13 at 8:00 PM at The Pasadena Playhouse (39 S. El Molino Avenue, Pasadena). (more...)

Photo Flash: PlayMakers Repertory Company's TWELFTH NIGHT Begins Preview Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

nspired by the photographic works of Slim Aarons,Jerry Ruiz's conception of 'Twelfth Night' will transport audiences to a mid-20th century Illyria where jet-setting socialites encounter mistaken identities and gender masquerades, ensuring that no one really knows who they are, or what they want. (more...)

Noah Bean, Jon DeVries, Alex Hurt, Jonny Orsini and Grace Van Patten Join THE WHIRLIGIG Off-Broadway; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

The New Group has announced full casting for Hamish Linklater's The Whirligig, with Noah Bean, Jon DeVries, Alex Hurt, Jonny Orsini and Grace Van Patten, and as previously announced, Norbert Leo Butz, Zosia Mamet and Maura Tierney, set to appear in this world premiere directed by Scott Elliott. (more...)

Sienna Miller and Jack O'Connell to Lead Young Vic's CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Sienna Miller and Jack O'Connell will lead the cast as Maggie and Brick in Benedict Andrews' Young Vic production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof which will begin previews in the West End at the Apollo Theatre on 13 July 2017.  (more...)

Book Tickets Now For CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
by Marianka Swain - Feb 24, 2017

Tickets are now on sale for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, starring Sienna Miller and Jack O'Connell as Maggie and Brick. Benedict Andrews' Young Vic production will being previews in the West End at the Apollo Theatre on 13 July, running until 7 October. Find ticket deals here, starting from £26 (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST Opens at Orlando Shakespeare Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF presents William Shakespeare's comedy, Love's Labour's Lost now through March 24, 2017 in the Margeson Theater. Set in the Roaring Twenties, Love's Labour's Lost will play in repertory with F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby (now through March 26, 2017). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Antaeus Theatre Company Inaugurates Glendale Home with CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Antaeus Theatre Company inaugurates the newly completed Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center, the company's new home in the City of Glendale, with a fully partner-cast production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams. Opening nights (one for each cast) are set for March 23 and March 24, with low-priced previews beginning March 16. Cameron Watson directs Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece that was the playwright's personal favorite. (more...)

Alison Pill and Thomas Sadoski Will Take Part in 'FOUR BY TENN' Readings at Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The Pasadena Playhouse announced today that they will present FOUR BY TENN: A TENNESSEE WILLIAMS READING SERIES in celebration of Tennessee Williams. (more...)

Just Can't Wait to Be King! Donald Glover and James Earl Jones Sign On for Live-Action Remake of THE LION KING
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

In two tweets this afternoon, director of the upcoming live action remake of Disney's, The Lion King, Jon Favreau, revealed that star of FX's 'Atlanta', Donald Glover, and original Mufasa, James Earl Jones, will be starring in the film. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Theatre By The Lake and English Touring Theatre's World Premiere of WILLIAM WORDSWORTH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Theatre by the Lake today announces full cast for the world premiere of Nicholas Pierpan's play William Wordsworth.  Michael Oakley directs Daniel Abelson (Coleridge), Amiera Darwish (Sara), Richard Evans (Atkinson/Elderly Man), Joseph Mydell (George Beaumont), Emma Pallant (Dorothy), Paul Ryan (Peter Garner/Lonsdale's Secretary), John Sackville (Wordsworth), Rosalind Steele (Mrs Coleridge) and Terence Wilton (Lord Lonsdale/Beggar Man). (more...)

Original Star Neva Small to Narrate HENRY, SWEET HENRY Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

As prevously announced, Feinstein's/54 Below will present the short-lived musical Henry, Sweet Henry in concert for one performance only. Joining the cast as the evening's narrator is the show's original star, Neva Small (Henry, Sweet Henry, Something's Afoot), best known for her turn as Chava in the film version of Fiddler On The Roof. Ms. Small originated the role of Marian Gilbert in Henry, Sweet Henry's original 1967 production. (more...)

Cast Complete for A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Starring Will Cobbs and Dawn Ursula, at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The 'play that changed American theater forever' (New York Times) comes to Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater for the first time ever this spring. (more...)

Paula Vogel's HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE Set for Cleveland Play House This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Cleveland Play House shifts gears from playful (Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery) to profound with the Pulitzer Prize-winning play How I Learned to Drive. Written by Paula Vogel - one of the preeminent figures in American theater today - How I Learned to Drive traverses taboo territory with humor, heart, and empathy. (more...)

Stars Announced for HENRY, SWEET HENRY at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below will present the short-lived musical Henry, Sweet Henry in concert for one performance only. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Caroline and Mia Rilette
by Elliot Lanes - Feb 13, 2017

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Full Cast Announced for Lisa Kron's WELL at Seattle Rep
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Seattle Repertory Theatre announces the complete cast of its upcoming production of Tony Award-winning writer Lisa Kron's (Fun Home) funny and brilliant play Well, set to star beloved Seattle talents Barbara Dirickson and Sarah Rudinoff. Well is dark comedy at its finest and is being directed by Seattle Rep Artistic Director Braden Abraham. (more...)

Antaeus Theatre Company Unveils Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Antaeus Theatre Company will name its new venue at 110 E. Broadway in the City of Glendale the Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center in honor of the Gindlers' $1 million capital campaign contribution and long-standing patronage. (more...)

MATILDA's Alexa Shae Niziak Joins THE MOTHER OF INVENTION at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company welcomes Alexa Shae Niziak (Matilda, A Christmas Story) to the cast of THE MOTHER OF INVENTION on Tuesday, February 21. (more...)

Asolo Rep Presents Inside Asolo Rep: BORN YESTERDAY and THE LITTLE FOXES on 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Asolo Rep will host Inside Asolo Rep: BORN YESTERDAY and THE LITTLE FOXES on Thursday, February 23 at 11am, with refreshments at 10am. This special behind-the-scenes panel will spotlight Asolo Rep's productions of Garson Kanin's classic American comedy BORN YESTERDAY (February 8 - April 15) and Lillian Hellman's gripping drama THE LITTLE FOXES  (March 15 - April 15).  The panel will feature BORN YESTERDAY director Peter Amster, THE LITTLE FOXES director and two-time Tony® winner Frank Galati, Tracy Michelle Arnold (Regina Giddens, THE LITTLE FOXES), and Christina DeCicco (Billie Dawn, BORN YESTERDAY). This insightful discussion will be helmed by Asolo Rep Dramaturg and Casting Associate Lauryn E. Sasso.  (more...)

Photo Flash: A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Starring Will Cobbs and Dawn Ursula, Celebrates Opening at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

The 'play that changed American theater forever' (New York Times) comes to Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater for the first time ever this spring. Due to popular demand, the production has been extended for one week with eight additional performances, running now through May 7, 2017 in the Fichandler Stage. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

Tony Winner Karen Ziemba to Star in Horton Foote's THE TRAVELING LADY at Cherry Lane
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Cherry Lane Theatre's Founder's Project will celebrate 100 years of Horton Foote as they present, in a co-production with La Femme Theatre Productions, THE TRAVELING LADY, directed by Austin Pendleton. (more...)

Greenwich Librarian Alice McMahon Bonvenuto Stars in BECOMING DR. RUTH
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2017

Greenwich librarian and Ridgefield resident, Alice McMahon Bonvenuto, stars in Becoming Dr. Ruth, a play filled with the humor, honesty and life-affirming spirit of Karola Ruth Siegel, the girl who would later become Dr. Ruth Westheimer. Presented by the Square One Theatre in Stratford, Connecticut, the award-winning Bonvenuto is directed by Tom Holehan. (more...)

Photo Flash: Comic Drama A DULL PAIN TURNED SHARP Takes the Stage for Opening
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

The Group Rep presents the world premiere of Brent Beerman's comedy drama A Dull Pain Turned Sharp, directed by Kay Cole, produced by Mannette Antill, about a mother's dream to be a grandmother, a daughter's dream of independence, and another mother's dream of carrying on the lineage of her deceased son. What happens when one's happiness depends upon the actions of another? The play runs April 21 through June 4, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm, Sundays at 2:00 pm at the Lonny Chapman Theatre in North Hollywood. (more...)

BECOMING DR. RUTH is Final Production of Square One Theatre's 27th Season Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Square One Theatre concludes its current season with the stage production of Becoming Dr. Ruth, which is filled with the humor, honesty and life-affirming spirit of Karola Ruth Siegel, the girl who would later become Dr. Ruth Westheimer. (more...)

BWW Preview: Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Announces 2017 - 2018 Season in New Location
by Laura Hobson - Apr 18, 2017

Read about new 2017 - 2018 season of Cincinnati Shakespeare Company in a new location in Over-the-Rhine. Favorities from the bard and classics will be presented. (more...)

INDECENT and WEST SIDE STORY Round Out Guthrie's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

The Guthrie Theater today announced the final two of nine productions to be offered as part of the theater's 2017-2018 subscription season: Indecent, a new play with music by Pulitzer Prize-winner Paula Vogel (How I Learned to Drive), conceived by Vogel and Rebecca Taichman; and the Guthrie's first production of the iconic American musical West Side Story, directed by Joseph Haj. (more...)

Tension Boils Under Tennessee Williams' "Roof"
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof pounces onto the Theatre Memphis Lohrey Stage April 28 through May 14, 2017. This Tennessee Williams' literary classic explores the family relationships of a wealthy Southern tycoon with recurring motifs of social mores, greed, mendacity, decay, sexual desire, repression and death. All are presented against the scene of a plantation home in the Mississippi Delta with bigger than life characters like Big Daddy and Maggie the Cat who rule the stage. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for Robert Hastie's Production of JULIUS CAESAR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announces the full cast for his inaugural production as Artistic Director - William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar.  (more...)

Breaking News: Lynn Nottage's SWEAT Wins 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

It was just announced by Pulitzer Prize administrator Mike Pride that Lynn Nottage's SWEAT has officially won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.  (more...)

Who Will Win the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Tune In to the Live Stream at 3pm!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Today's the day! The 2017 Pulitzer Prize Winners and Nominated Finalists will be announced in just minutes- April 10 at 3pm eastern daylight time via live-stream on pulitzer.org. (more...)

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