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BWW Review: Kicking at the Hippodrome: Nearly Perfect KINKY BOOTS
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Sep 30, 2015

That you're going to have a wonderful time at Kinky Boots is something I don't have to tell you. If you're a theatergoer with a pulse, you'll have heard about the musical's great success (six Tonys, two-and-a-half years on Broadway). And you'll probably know that it was crafted from a movie that was itself all but a perfect musical, but for the absence of dedicated songs. You'll also know that Kinky Boots' book is by Harvey Fierstein and the songs by Cyndi Lauper. With credentials like that, it would be inconceivable that the result could be other than bliss. All the rest is simply a bunch of details. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 10/09/2016
by BWW - Oct 9, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/09/2016 for Washington, DC (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 10/02/2016
by BWW - Oct 2, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/02/2016 for Washington, DC (more...)

DON'T HUG ME, WE'RE MARRIED Begins Tomorrow at Lonny Chapman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

The Group Rep presents the world premiere musical comedy Don't Hug Me, We're Married with book and lyrics by Phil Olson, music by Paul Olson, directed by Doug Engalla, choreography by Stan Mazin, and produced by Laura Coker for the Group Rep. The fifth in the popular Don't Hug Me series of musicals is set for a limited run, October 3rd through November 15th, at the Lonny Chapman Theatre in the NoHo Theatre and Arts District - North Hollywood, CA. (more...)

Interview: Charlotte Wakefield On 2015's S&S Award Gala!
by Carrie Dunn - Oct 19, 2015

Olivier award winners Nigel Harman, Janie Dee and nominee Charlotte Wakefield will take leading roles in this year's glittering S&S Award Gala, an annual celebration of new musical theatre, at St James Theatre on Sunday 15th November at 5.30pm. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 10/16/2016
by BWW - Oct 16, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/16/2016 for Washington, DC (more...)

Taylor Mac's HIR Extends Again at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

Due to critical acclaim and popular demand, Playwrights Horizons has announced a second extension of their New York premiere production of HIR, a new play by Obie Award-winning theater artist Taylor Mac (A 24-Decade History of Popular Music, The Lily's Revenge, The Walk Across America for Mother Earth, The Be(a)st of Taylor Mac, The Young Ladies Of). (more...)

A NICE FAMILY CHRISTMAS has World Premiere Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

The Group Rep presents the world premiere comedy A Nice Family Christmas written by Phil Olson, directed by Doug Engalla, produced by Alyson York. (more...)

BWW Interview: Kellie Overbey Chats About The FAIR WAGE ONSTAGE Campaign
by Nora Dominick - Nov 4, 2016

Veteran Broadway and Off-Broadway actress, Kellie Overbey sat down with BroadwayWorld ahead of the Sunday to chat about the #FairWageOnStage Campaign.  (more...)

BWW Review: Pain and Humor in SONS OF THE PROPHET at Theater J
by Roger Catlin - Nov 24, 2015

It's not easy to maintain a balance in dark comedy. (more...)

Harry Melling, Janie Dee & More to Lead HAND TO GOD in the West End; Opening Night Set!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

After its phenomenal run on and off Broadway, the critically acclaimed five times Tony award nominated play 'Hand to God' (including Best New Play and Best Director) is making its way to London's West End and will open at the Vaudeville Theatre in early 2016.  Previews start on 5 February, press night is 15 February. (more...)

Rebecca Benson, Cristian Ortega & More to Star in LET THE RIGHT ONE IN at St. Ann's Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

St. Ann's Warehouse has announced the cast of the upcoming American Premiere of the National Theatre of Scotland's Let the Right One In, adapted by Jack Thorne from John Ajvide Lindqvist's novel and screenplay, and helmed by Director John Tiffany and Associate Director/Movement Steven Hoggett. Rebecca Benson will return to the role of the vampire girl next door, which she originated in Dundee and then played at the Royal Court and on the West End to critical acclaim. Cristian Ortega will play opposite her as Oskar, the bullied boy Eli befriends. (more...)

A NICE FAMILY CHRISTMAS has World Premiere Friday
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

The Group Rep presents the world premiere comedy A Nice Family Christmas written by Phil Olson, directed by Doug Engalla, produced by Alyson York. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Prepare Ye for GODSPELL in Fox Chapel
by Greg Kerestan - May 8, 2015

What better show for a community theatre than a show about theatre... and community? (more...)

Bergen County Players Presents STANDING ON CEREMONY THE GAY MARRIAGE PLAYS
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Bergen County Players (BCP) concludes its 84th season with a staged reading of Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays. Conceived by BCP alum Brian Shnipper and directed by Mark Rinis, this anthology of monologues and short plays began as a series of benefit events in Los Angeles, taking on a life of their own as an inspiring theatrical evening. The show will only run two nights, June 10 and 11 at the Little Firehouse Theatre, 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell. Tickets may be purchased online at www.bcplayers.org, by calling 201-261-4200 or by visiting the box office during regular box office hours.  (more...)

Theatre Under The Trees to Bring TWELFTH NIGHT to Local Parks
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Theatre Under The Trees is turning back time to the early 1920s with this year's show.  William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night is a play that mixes mirth and merriment in near perfect proportions, so setting it in the lull after World War I and before the Roaring 20s seems a good fit. (more...)

Open Air Theatre's THE SEAGULL Announces Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre has announced full casting for Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, which begins rehearsals today, Monday 11 May. Celebrated as one of the most important plays of the nineteenth century, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre have commissioned a new version by Torben Betts to mark the 120th Anniversary of Chekhov's original play. The Seagull will run at the iconic theatre from 19 June - 11 July. (more...)

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre Announces Cast of THE SEAGULL
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre has announced full casting for Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, which begins rehearsals today, Monday 11 May. Celebrated as one of the most important plays of the nineteenth century, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre have commissioned a new version by Torben Betts to mark the 120th Anniversary of Chekhov's original play. The Seagull will run at the iconic theatre from 19 June - 11 July. (more...)

MRS. HENDERSON PRESENTS & More Set for Theatre Royal Bath's 2015 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

The Theatre Royal Bath has announced its 2015 Summer Season, 1st July - 5th September, comprising three productions and starring Anita Dobson, Stephanie Cole and Janie Dee. (more...)

Meet the Full Cast of Larry David's FISH IN THE DARK, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 5, 2015

FISH IN THE DARK, the new comedy written by and starring Larry David, is running for an 18-week limited engagement through Sunday, June 7 at the Cort Theatre. Opening night is tonight, March 5. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch highlights from the play! (more...)

BWW Review: Janie Dee Makes a Smashing Return To New York as Feminist Fighter LINDA
by Michael Dale - Mar 4, 2017

It's not exactly a spoiler to note that the closing scene of Penelope Skinner's wonderfully absorbing and issue-oriented dramatic comedy, LINDA, has the title character, a successful marketing executive, addressing a group of colleagues in the year 2007, excited about how the anti-aging cream she promotes has been putting out the message that the beauty in all women of all ages is a cause for celebration. (more...)

Second Thought Theatre to Stage THE GREAT GOD PAN This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Second Thought Theatre follows acclaimed production of Martyr with THE GREAT GOD PAN as the second show of its 2016 season. (more...)

Bergen County Players to Present ENCHANTED APRIL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Bergen County Players, NJACT's 2015 Community Theatre of the Year, continues its 83rd season with Matthew Barber's Enchanted April. Directed by longtime member, Iris Weinhouse of Hillsdale, this romantic comedy will run from March 19, 2016 through April 16, 2016 at the Little Firehouse Theatre, 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell. Show times are 8 pm on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 pm on Sundays. Tickets are $21 for evening performances and $17 for matinees. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: The Challenge Of Families Plays Out With Humour, Honesty And Heart in the World Premiere of BITCH
by Jade Kops - Jun 3, 2017

Wayne Tunks' (Writer, Co-Director, Actor) latest work, BITCH shines a spotlight on an average Australian family to remind us that we are all facing struggles but it's how we come together that makes the difference. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for BY JEEVES at The Old Laundry Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

The Old Laundry Theatre has just announced the full cast, led by Bill Champion and Nadim Naaman, of the revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Alan Ayckbourn's light-hearted, fun musical BY JEEVES, opening on Friday 6 October - Saturday 4 November 2017 (Press Night: Monday 9 October 2017 at 7.30pm) and directed by Alan Ayckbourn. (more...)

Group Rep's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Begins 7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

The Group Rep presents as their first production of their 41st Season Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire directed by L. Flint Esquerra, produced by Kellie Brook Malone for the Group Rep. This Pulitzer Prize and Drama Critics Circle Award-winning play famously recounts how the faded and promiscuous Blanche DuBois is pushed over the edge by her sexy and brutal brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski. Considered to be one of the most remarkable plays of our time, the play solidified Tennessee Williams' position as one of the most important young playwrights of his generation. (more...)

Theatre Under The Trees to Present TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Theatre Under The Trees is turning back time to the early 1920's with this year's show. William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night is a play that mixes mirth and merriment in near perfect proportions so setting it in the lull after World War I and before the Roaring 20's seems to be a good fit. (more...)

American Debut of LINDA Starts Rehearsals Today at Manhattan Theatre Club
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced full casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of Linda, a new play by Penelope Skinner (The Ruins of Civilization at MTC, The Village Bike) directed by MTC's award-winning Artistic Director Lynne Meadow (The Assembled Parties, Wit). (more...)

UCSB Theater/Dance to Present THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, 2/13-21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

The Department of Theater/Dance at UC Santa Barbara and director Simon Williams presents a fresh take on Oscar Wilde's famous play, The Importance of Being Earnest. Among the funniest plays ever written, The Importance of Being Earnest is a heady cocktail of mistaken identity, young lovers, hilariously dated elders, high style and pithy social commentary - all reimagined for this production in the 1930s. The Importance of Being Earnest runs February 13 - 21, 2015 in the Performing Arts Theater on the UC Santa Barbara campus. (more...)

BWW Review: BIG BROTHER BLITZKRIEG, King's Head Theatre, January 15 2016
by Gary Naylor - Jan 17, 2016

Gary Naylor sees an interesting and important idea exploited both for its Comic Potential and as a warning about the powers of demagoguery. (more...)

Nicole Ferraro Brings Solo Show WHY SO MUCH SHAME? to FRIGID New York Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2016

WHY SO MUCH SHAME? a new solo show by Nicole Ferraro, will play five performances at Under St. Marks Theater as part of the FRIGID New York Festival. Through vivid storytelling, Nicole explores losing her father at six, trying to still get his attention, and how everything changed nearly 20 years later when she learned the truth about his death. (more...)

Clare Calbraith, Navin Chowdhry & More to Star in MULTITUDES at Tricycle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Artistic Director Indhu Rubasingham today announces the cast for her production of the world premiere of John Hollingworth's Multitudes - Clare Calbraith (Natalie), Navin Chowdhry (Kash), Salma Hoque (Khadira), Asif Khan (Julian/Shabir/Shafiq), Jacqueline King (Lyn), and Maya Sondhi(Rukhsana/Sam/Harpreet). (more...)

American Premiere of LINDA, Starring Janie Dee, Begins Tonight at Manhattan Theatre Club
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Performances begin tonight, February 7, for Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of Linda, a new play by Penelope Skinner (The Ruins of Civilization at MTC, The Village Bike) directed by MTC's award-winning Artistic Director Lynne Meadow (The Assembled Parties, Wit). The limited engagement of Linda opens Tuesday, February 28 at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). (more...)

American Premiere of LINDA Announces Digital, Student Rush Policies
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

In light of its first performance, LINDA has announced its Digital Rush and Student Rush policies. (more...)

Harry Melling Leads HAND TO GOD, Beginning Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

After its phenomenal run on and off Broadway, the critically acclaimed five times Tony Award nominated play HAND TO GOD (including Best New Play and Best Director) is making its way to London's West End and will open at the Vaudeville Theatre beginning tonight 5 February, with press night set for 15 February 2016. (more...)

Janie Dee, Martin Marquez, George MacKay and More to Star in AH, WILDERNESS! at the Young Vic This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

According to the Daily Mail, Eugene O'Neill's AH, WILDERNESS! is coming to the Young Vic this spring, running April 12 through May 23, 2015. (more...)

Bergen County Players To Present TIME STANDS STILL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

???????Bergen County Players (BCP) continues its 84th season with Time Stands Still, Donald Margulies' riveting drama, opening February 18th, 2017. (more...)

Janie Dee Stars in American Debut of LINDA, Opening Tonight at Manhattan Theatre Club
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of Linda, a new play by Penelope Skinner (The Ruins of Civilization at MTC, The Village Bike) directed by MTC's award-winning Artistic Director Lynne Meadow (The Assembled Parties, Wit), opens tonight, February 28, 2017 at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Janie Dee in the American Debut of LINDA at MTC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Linda, the new play by Penelope Skinner (The Ruins of Civilization at MTC, The Village Bike), directed by MTC's award-winning Artistic Director Lynne Meadow (The Assembled Parties, Wit), opens tonight, February 28, at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: Tyne Daly Brings Jerry Herman's DEAR WORLD To The York Theatre
by Michael Dale - Feb 28, 2017

Listening to the original Broadway cast album of Jerry Herman's 1969 entry, DEAR WORLD, it's almost unimaginable to think you're hearing the score of a show that shuttered on Broadway after less than four months worth of performances. (more...)

American Premiere of LINDA Opens Tomorrow at Manhattan Theatre Club
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

A friendly reminder! Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of Linda, a new play by Penelope Skinner (The Ruins of Civilization at MTC, The Village Bike) directed by MTC's award-winning Artistic Director Lynne Meadow (The Assembled Parties, Wit), opens tomorrow, Tuesday, February 28 at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). Performances of the limited engagement began Tuesday February 7. (more...)

Bergen County Players Presents TIME STANDS STILL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Bergen County Players (BCP) continues its 84th season with Time Stands Still, Donald Margulies' riveting drama. The play is directed by veteran director Ray Yucis, with performances now through March 11, 2017 at the Little Firehouse Theatre, 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell. (more...)

HAND TO GOD, Starring Harry Melling and Out-of-Control Puppet Tyrone, Opens Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

After its phenomenal run on and off Broadway, the critically acclaimed five times Tony Award nominated play HAND TO GOD (including Best New Play and Best Director) makes its way to London's West End officially opens at the Vaudeville Theatre tonight 15 February 2016. (more...)

UCSB Theater/Dance Present THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, Now thru 2/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

The Department of Theater/Dance at UC Santa Barbara and director Simon Williams presents a fresh take on Oscar Wilde's famous play, The Importance of Being Earnest. Among the funniest plays ever written, The Importance of Being Earnest is a heady cocktail of mistaken identity, young lovers, hilariously dated elders, high style and pithy social commentary - all reimagined for this production in the 1930s. The Importance of Being Earnest runs tonight, February 13 - 21, 2015 in the Performing Arts Theater on the UC Santa Barbara campus. (more...)

BWW Review: ART, Old Vic
by Debbie Gilpin - Dec 21, 2016

Opening the Old Vic's 2016-17 season, and following on from the Glenda Jackson-led King Lear, 'Art' is a new translation of Yasmina Reza's French play that celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. It is a comedy of friendship that brings Rufus Sewell, Tim Key and Paul Ritter back to the London stage, and reunites the original production's creative team. (more...)

Review Roundup: Kid-Friendly Comedy NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM 3: THE SECRET OF THE TOMB Opens Today
by Movies News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

All of our favorite exhibits return in NIGHT AT THE MUSUEM 3: THE SECRET OF THE TOMB. (more...)

Janie Dee to Star in American Debut of LINDA at Manhattan Theatre Club; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced full casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of Linda, a new play by Penelope Skinner (The Ruins of Civilization at MTC, The Village Bike) directed by MTC's award-winning Artistic Director Lynne Meadow (The Assembled Parties, Wit). (more...)

Second Thought Theatre's THE GREAT GOD PAN Begins Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Second Thought Theatre follows acclaimed production of Martyr with THE GREAT GOD PAN as the second show of its 2016 season, beginning today. Carson McCain makes her STT directorial debut with this play by Amy Herzog, opening tonight, and running through May 14. All performances of THE GREAT GOD PAN will take place at Bryant Hall on the Kalita Humphreys Campus, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd. Tickets to THE GREAT GOD PAN can be purchased online at 2TT.co. (more...)

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre Announces Casting for PETER PAN, THE SEAGULL and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

Casting for Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's 2015 production of J.M Barrie's Peter Pan has today been announced, with lead casting for The Seagull and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers also confirmed. The season opens for previews on 15 May. (more...)

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