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40th Anniversary BAY AREA PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL to be presented 7/13 – 23
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Playwrights Foundation, one of the West Coast's premiere launchpads for exceptional emerging playwrights, is thrilled to announce the lineup for the 40th Anniversary Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF), featuring playwrights Hilary Bettis, Clarence Coo, Bennett Fisher, Lauren Gunderson, Nilan Johnson, and Mona Mansour. The 40th Anniversary Bay Area Playwrights Festival runs July 13 - 23, 2017 at Custom Made Theatre, 533 Sutter Street in the heart of San Francisco's Theater District.  In addition to twelve staged readings, the Festival will offer a Theater Professionals weekend 7/21-23, special events and an anniversary celebration 7/13.  Tickets on sale June 1st at bayareaplaywrightsfestival.org. (more...)

Baton Rouge Students Confront Racism, Police Brutality and a Historic Flood
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

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2017 Yale Drama Series Prize Winner Jacqueline Goldfinger's BOTTLE FLY Gets Reading in London
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

One of the theater world's most prestigious playwriting prizes, the Yale Drama Series Prize, will be given to Jacqueline Goldfinger for her play Bottle Fly. The 2017 award recipient was chosen by playwright Nicholas Wright. This year's ceremony will be held in London, with the play receiving a staged reading in November at the National Theatre Studio. (more...)

POP Montreal Announces Intial 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

POP Montreal is back September 13th to 17th, 2017 and it's gonna be sweet! For our 16th edition, we are continuing the tradition of unexpected unknowns, epic throwbacks and best new jams. Below is a taste of what's to come. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 23, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 23, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's Tuesday, May 23, 2017, and we are all so very lucky to be alive and to be engaged in the creation of live theater - in Tennessee, no less - with the ability to live life dramatically and to reflect on the world around us. And what a world it is: Last night, people in Nashville were exultant…the Nashville Predators won the Western Conference Playoffs to advance to the Stanley Cup Final of the National Hockey League! (more...)

NUMBERS NERDS: The [almost] All-Girl Math Challenge Comes to Peter Jay Sharp Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) and CPA Theatricals present Numbers Nerds, the [almost] all-girl math challenge, with book by Laura Stratford, Music by David Kornfeld, lyrics by Alex Higgin-Houser, additional music by Dylan MarcAurele and original story by Larry Little.  Amber Mak, New Works Development Director at Chicago's Paramount Theatre, directs and choreographs a cast of six, including Danielle Davila, Madison Kauffman, Jake Morrissy, Maisie Rose, Sharon Sachs (Film: 'Home Alone;'  TV: 'Weeds,' 'Dexter,' 'Grimm') and Tiffany Tatreau (Ride the Cyclone). Six performances will be staged at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater, 416 West 42nd Street, New York City from July 19-23, 2017. (more...)

Disney/ABC's Kevin Brockman Joins Second Stage Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Second Stage Theater, the preeminent home for American plays and living American playwrights, has announced that Kevin Brockman, Executive Vice President, Global Communications, Disney/ABC Television Group, has joined the company's Board of Directors. (more...)

Powerful Women Struggle with Sisterhood in DAYS OF ATONEMENT
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Dynamic. Aggressive. Funny. Warm. The Ohana sisters force you into their world. With a deep sense of urgency, these four women gather to figure out where and why their mother is missing. Differences of religious beliefs, professions and class clash. (more...)

REBATEnsemble and Theatre Off Jackson presents RICHARD III
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Directed by Elizabeth Wu, in association with Theatre Off Jackson, presents William Shakespeare's RICHARD III (more...)

Ben Rosenblum to Play Mezzrow with Billy Hart & Curtis Lundy
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Pianist Ben Rosenblum will perform music from his debut release Instead alongside a veteran rhythm section of jazz masters, including Curtis Lundy (Grammy-nominated bassist famous for his work with Betty Carter) and Billy Hart (legendary drummer with Miles Davis, McCoy Tyner and Herbie Hancock) at Mezzrow (163 West 10th Street) on Sunday, May 21.   (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Porters' PERICLES, Running Now in NoHo
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Pericles marks the 24th Shakespearean production for the Porters on their quest to completing the canon. Artistic Director Charles Pasternak returns to the directing chair and Leon Russom to the boards. They last worked together on 2014's production of Henry V, a critical and audience hit, which received Ovation, BroadwayWorld, and Valley Theatre Award nominations. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

CNN's Wolf Blitzer to Give HPU's 2017 Commencement Address
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

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THE PRODUCERS to Bring Laughs to Breckenridge Backstage Theatre This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Breckenridge Backstage Theatre is set to present The Producers at The Breckenridge Theater. Featuring music & lyrics by Mel Brooks, book by Mel Brooks & Thomas Meehan, music direction by Trent Hines, choreography by Jessica Hindsley and direction by Robert Michael Sanders, the production will run June 9th through August 6th. (more...)

Smith Street Stage Announces Special Charity Performances
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

The award-winning Brooklyn theatre company Smith Street Stage is thrilled to announce that three of its performances of Richard III will be specially designated to donate all proceeds to local charities. The Company is focusing on charities that promote cultural tolerance and protect civil rights. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Greg Hicks in RICHARD III, Opening Tonight at the Arcola
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Following his celebrated performances as Macbeth, Julius Caesar, Coriolanus and King Lear for the Royal Shakespeare Company, RSC Associate Artist Greg Hicks takes on the role of the tyrant king Richard in Shakespeare's RICHARD III, opening tonight 15 May at the Arcola Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

CLEVERMAN Season 2 Premieres 6/28 on Sundance TV
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

SundanceTV and Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC TV Australia) together announced that season two of the critically acclaimed, dystopian original drama series “Cleverman” will premiere Wednesday, June 28 at 10pm ET/9c on SundanceTV in the U.S. and Thursday, June 29 at 9:30pm on ABC TV in Australia. Set in the future, Cleverman features powerful characters from ancient Aboriginal mythology, the Hairy people, who must battle daily to survive in a world that seeks to silence and destroy them.  (more...)

THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR, Starring Michael Urie, Begins This Week at Red Bull
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

A friendly reminder! Red Bull Theater begins performances tomorrow, Tuesday, for their next mainstage production: The Government Inspector, directed by Mr. Berger, which will open at The Duke on 42nd Street (229 West 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues). (more...)

Virginia Stage Company Welcomes New Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Virginia Stage Company is excited to announce they have hired David Byrd as the new Managing Director after a national search.  Byrd comes to the company from the Clarence Brown Theatre at the University of Tennessee and will serve as the principal financial management and development director reporting to Producing Artistic Director, Tom Quaintance. (more...)

Natalie Dormer and David Oakes Star In VENUS IN FUR at Theatre Royal Haymarket
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

TRH Productions will present Natalie Dormer and David Oakes in the West End premiere of David Ives' hit Broadway play Venus in Fur this autumn for a strictly limited nine week engagement at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. This critically-acclaimed two-hander will run from 6 October to 9 December with opening night for press on 17 October. (more...)

Smith Street Stage Brings a Scheming RICHARD III to Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

The celebrated Brooklyn theatre company, Smith Street Stage, will return to Carroll Park for its eighth year of presenting free outdoor Shakespeare-under-the-stars. This summer's production will be Richard III, playing from June 7 through 25. Admission is free. No tickets are required. (more...)

40th Anniversary Bay Area Playwrights Festival Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Playwrights Foundation, one of the West Coast's premiere launchpads for exceptional emerging playwrights, is thrilled to announce the lineup for the 40th Anniversary Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF), featuring playwrights Hilary Bettis, Clarence Coo, Bennett Fisher, Lauren Gunderson, Nilan Johnson, and Mona Mansour. The 40th Anniversary Bay Area Playwrights Festival runs July 13 - 23, 2017 at Custom Made Theatre, 533 Sutter Street in the heart of San Francisco's Theater District.  In addition to twelve staged readings, the Festival will offer a Theater Professionals weekend 7/21-23, special events and an anniversary celebration 7/13.  Tickets on sale June 1st at bayareaplaywrightsfestival.org. (more...)

BWW Interview: ACTRESS BETSY BITTAR
by Mark C. Lloyd - May 10, 2017

BWW Interview: ACTRESS BETSY BITTAR (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Nashville - Week of 4/30/2017
by BWW - Apr 30, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/30/2017 for Nashville (more...)

Technology & Theatre Team for Unique Walking Tour THE TWELFTH PLAYER at Sixfields Stadium
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

A unique collaboration between Fermynwoods Contemporary Art, Royal & Derngate Northampton, and Northampton Town Football Club (The Cobblers) brings an interactive, audio-visual performance The Twelfth Player to Sixfields Stadium. This world premiere production runs from 22 June to 12 July, with special previews on 17, 19 and 23 May and press performances on Wednesday 24 May. (more...)

Negro Ensemble to Revive DAUGHTERS OF THE MOCK at Theatre 80 St. Marks
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

The 50th season of The Negro Ensemble Company, a year-long retrospective of some of the troupe's signature works, continues May 24 to June 10 at Theatre 80 St. Marks with 'Daughters of the Mock' by Judi Ann Mason. (more...)

BWW Interview: & JULIET by Playwright Robert Caisley at NJ Rep 5/4 to 6/4
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 26, 2017

The new play, '& Juliet,' written by Robert Caisley and directed by Marc Geller will have its premiere at New Jersey Repertory Company from May 4th to June 6th. Broadwayworld.com interviewed Caisley about his career and the upcoming show. (more...)

Nobody Can Swing Like Them! Meet the Full Cast of BANDSTAND, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 26, 2017

The brand new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) with music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, opens tonight, April 26, at The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45 Street). Scroll down to get to know the company before tonight's opening bows! (more...)

Tonys Host Kevin Spacey to Bring CLARENCE DARROW to Flushing
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Kevin Spacey will star in Clarence Darrow, the acclaimed solo show written by David. W. Rintels and directed by Thea Sharrock. First presented at the Old Vic Theatre in London, it will now come to New York for a unique two-night event at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing, New York, on June 15th and 16th, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Greg Hicks and Company in Rehearsal for RICHARD III at the Arcola
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Greg Hicks is returning to Shakespeare after many years to play the one major character left - RICHARD III. Arcola's thrilling new production of Shakespeare's RICHARD III, starring RSC Associate Artist Greg Hicks and directed by Artistic Director Mehmet Ergen, begins previews on 11 May. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Taylor Mac to Take A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC Across the Country
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Taylor Mac will perform A 24-Decade History of Popular Music, the singular artist's 24-hour performance art concert, in its entirety in San Francisco and Los Angeles. (more...)

Elena Shaddow and Mark Evans to Lead MARY POPPINS at Paper Mill; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced casting for the hit Broadway musical Mary Poppins based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film with original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, book by Julian Fellowes, new songs and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, and co-created by Cameron Mackintosh. Bank of America is the Major Sponsor of Mary Poppins. (more...)

Links in the Chain... Meet the Cast of SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION, Opening Tonight!
by Meet the Cast - Apr 25, 2017

John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation, starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney ('Mom,' The Girl on the Train), Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart, 'Manhattan') and Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton, '24: Legacy'), directed by Trip Cullman (Significant Other, Yen), officially opens tonight, April 25, at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). Below, get to know the cast before they take their opening bows! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Nashville - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW - Apr 23, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for Nashville (more...)

HAPPY DAYS, Starring Dianne Wiest, Starts This Weekend at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

A friendly reminder! Theatre for a New Audience presents the Yale Repertory Theatre production of Samuel Beckett's masterpiece Happy Days, beginning this Sunday, April 23. Two-time Academy Award-winner Dianne Wiest (Hannah and Her Sisters, Bullets over Broadway) plays Winnie, widely considered modern drama's pinnacle female role, alongside Jarlath Conroy, who plays Willie, directed by Yale Repertory Theatre Artistic Director James Bundy. (more...)

Porters' PERICLES Sets Sail Next Week at The Whitmore
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Pericles marks the 24th Shakespearean Production for the Porters on their quest to completing the canon. (more...)

Shea's Performing Arts Center and The Lipke Foundation Announce 2017 Kenny Award Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Shea's Performing Arts Center and The Lipke Foundation announced the nominees for the 24th annual Kenny Awards in 13 award categories. The event was open to 200 participants and aired live on Facebook. (more...)

StayinFront and SouthTrade International Toast to a New Partnership
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

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Full Cast Announced for Greg Hicks-Led RICHARD III at the Arcola Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The full cast is announced for Arcola's thrilling new production of William Shakespeare's RICHARD III, starring RSC Associate Artist Greg Hicks and directed by Artistic Director Mehmet Ergen, opening 11 May 2017. (more...)

VIDEO: Kevin Spacey Reacts to TONY AWARDS Hosting Gig on 'Tonight'
by TV News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, newly named Tony Awards host Kevin Spacey spoke to Jimmy Fallon about emceeing his very first televised awards show. (more...)

Review Roundup: Cynthia Nixon and Laura Linney Swap Roles in THE LITTLE FOXES- All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Apr 19, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club's new Broadway production of Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, starring Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon, opens tonight at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).  (more...)

Breaking: Kevin Spacey to Host THE 71ST ANNUAL TONY AWARDS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

The Tony Awards announced today that Tony and Academy Award winning actor Kevin Spacey will host  the 71st Annual Tony® Awards live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Sunday, June 11 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. This will be Spacey's first time hosting the Tonys. He won a Tony Award in 1991 for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance in 'Lost in Yonkers.' The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.   (more...)

Agape Theatre Announces Cast for BONHOEFFER'S COST
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

BONHOEFFER'S COST stars Agape newcomers Cory Grabenstein as Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Keoni Ramo as prison guard Klaus Klopstock, Frank Benge as the evil Judge Advocate Rott, Rachel Bremer as Bonhoeffer's fiancee Maria, and TJ Condit as Bonhoeffer's brother-in-law Hans Dohnanyi.  Agape Theatre alum Zach Bond rounds out the cast as Bonhoeffer's brother Klaus. (more...)

They're Off to Arendelle! Meet the Broadway-Bound Cast of FROZEN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Caissie Levy will star as Elsa and Patti Murin will star as Anna in Disney's new Broadway musical Frozen, opening at the St. James Theatre in spring 2018. Also joining the principal cast are Jelani Alladin as Kristoff, Greg Hildreth as Olaf, John Riddle as Hans and Robert Creighton as Duke of Weselton. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Now for Clarence Brown Theatre Gala Honoring Dale Dickey
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Tickets to the Clarence Brown Theatre 2017 Gala are on sale now. Tickets are $200 per person and can be reserved online at http://alumni.utk.edu/cbtgala. The event, which will be held Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 6:30pm at Jackson Terminal, 205 W. Jackson Avenue, will honor Knoxville native and UT Alumna Dale Dickey with the CBT Artistic Achievement Award. (more...)

Short But Brief: CCRI Players Present Student-Directed 10-Minute Plays
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2017

The Community College of Rhode Island conclude their 2016-2017 season with Some Ten Words Long, a program of six student-directed ten-minute plays. Performances will be presented at the Liston Campus, 1 Hilton St. in Providence, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 20, 21, and 22 at 7:30 P.M., and on Saturday and Sunday, April 22 and 23, at 2 P.M. (more...)

Graham Rowat, Mortimer Brewster and More Sign on for BTG's 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group announces additional casting for BTG's 2017 Summer Season, including Broadway actor, Graham Rowat (most recently featured in the Broadway revival of Sunset Boulevard) as Mortimer in Arsenic and Old Lace. (more...)

Chisa Hutchinson's SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER Finds Full Company at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

As previously announced, Second Stage Theatre will begin the 2017 Uptown Series with the world premiere of Chisa Hutchinson's SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER, directed by MAY ADRALES. (more...)

RC21X Receives Investment From Stadia Ventures
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

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Delbert McClinton, Jesse Colin Young and More On Sale at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces Grammy® Award-winner Delbert McClinton, Jesse Colin Young of the Youngbloods, a three-part concert series with Michelle Shocked at all four City Winery locations (New York City, Chicago, Atlanta and Nashville) and more. The following shows go on sale to the public on Thursday, April 13 at noon at citywinery.com/chicago. (more...)

The Porters Of Hellgate Present Shakespeare & Wilkins' PERICLES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Pericles marks the 24th Shakespearean Production for the Porters on their quest to completing the canon. Artistic Director Charles Pasternak returns to the directing chair and Leon Russom to the boards. (more...)

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