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Halcyon Theatre and The Blind Owl Present U.S. Premiere of DIRTY BUTTERFLY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Chicago's Halcyon Theatre presents dirty butterfly by debbie tucker green, a co-production with Chicago's The Blind Owl. Artistic Director of The Blind Owl, Azar Kazemi, directs this U.S. Premiere. dirty butterfly runs now through December 10, 2016 at Halcyon Theatre (press opening Nov. 10), located in residence at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3253 W. Wilson Avenue, on Chicago's north side. (more...)

DOWNTON ABBEY's Robert Bathurst to Star in KING CHARLES III at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2016

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces the cast and creative team for the Chicago premiere of Mike Bartlett's new West End and Broadway sensation King Charles III, directed by Gary Griffin as part of the Theater's 30th Anniversary Season. (more...)

MAAA Theater Company Announces NYC Premiere of THE LITTLE BLACK FISH
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Maaa Theater Company opens its NYC premiere of The Little Black Fish, directed by renowned Iranian director Mohammad Aghebati, at Downtown Art on 70 E 4th Street NYC on Sat Nov 5 (http://thelittleblackfish.brownpapertickets.com/), to be followed by a West Coast premiere in San Francisco on Nov 20, 2016 at the African American Art & Culture Complex at 762 Fulton Street (http://littleblackfishsf.bpt.me/). The first weekend performances are already sold out. (more...)

The Lyric Stage Announces Cast, Creative Team for MURDER FOR TWO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston announces cast and creative team for MURDER FOR TWO, with Book & Music by Joe Kinosian and Book & Lyrics by Kellen Blair. Directed by A. Nora Long with Music Director Bethany Aiken, the production runs November 25 - December 24, 2016, with a press opening slated for Sunday, November 27, 3pm. (more...)

BWW Review: CYMBELINE, Barbican, 3 November 2016
by Rona Kelly - Nov 4, 2016

Over the next six years, the RSC aims to produce every single Shakespeare play. Its 2016 season features Cymbeline, one of the lesser known but not lesser performed plays; this production is a transfer from Stratford-Upon-Avon, and there have been two productions at Shakespeare's Globe this year alone. Why the sudden revival? A fool boasts 'Britain is a world by itself' (and no, I don't mean Nigel Farage). In a post-Brexit Britain, these words ring truer than ever before in this bold production, which ironically seems to be lacking a sense of unity and cohesion too. (more...)

The Royal Conservatory of Music Announces February Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

The Royal Conservatory of Music has announced its lineup for February concerts. See the full schedule below: (more...)

Black Friday Ticket Offers On Leading London Shows
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2016

It's not just gadgets and clothing - you can also get great deals on theatre tickets to big West End and other London shows as part of Black Friday. You can find details here (more...)

Ensemble Studio Theatre Sets 2016-17 Sloan Project and Youngblood Artists, Programming
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST), along with EST's Youngblood and EST's Sloan Project, have announced new EST/Sloan commissions and EST/Youngblood members & programming for the 2016-2017 season. (more...)

The Lark to Celebrate 10th Anniversary of Mexico/U.S. Playwright Exchange
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

The Lark has announced the 10th Anniversary celebration of the Mexico/United States Playwright Exchange. (more...)

Casting Announced for D.C. Premiere of ROE by Lisa Loomer
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Following an acclaimed run at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Lisa Loomer's world-premiere drama Roe makes its D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. (more...)

Arizona Theatre Company Brings Beloved FIDDLER ON THE ROOF To Life
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

The beloved musical Fiddler on the Roof, called 'one of the greatest musicals in history' by the New York Daily News and 'Indestructible' by The New Yorker magazine, brings a richly vibrant close to 2016 and a celebratory opening to 2017 in Arizona Theatre Company's epic production as part of ATC's 50th anniversary season. (more...)

4th Wall Theatre Presents MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

For the upcoming holiday season, 4th Wall Theatre Company (formerly Stark Naked Theatre Company) brings love and laughter to Houston audiences with Shakespeare's beloved romantic comedy, Much Ado About Nothing.  Widely considered to be one of Shakespeare's best comedies, Much Ado is a delightfully hilarious and witty tale of love, friendship and intrigue.  Appropriate for all ages, this not-to-be-missed holiday treat opens on December 1st and runs through Christmas Eve. (more...)

THE WEIR, LITTLE THING, BIG THING and More Set for Irish Theatre of Chicago's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Irish Theatre of Chicago has announced its 2016-17 Season, featuring a modern Irish classic, a Midwest premiere and a new staged reading festival of the works of emerging Irish playwrights. (more...)

TN Shakespeare to Stage Elegant MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, the Mid-South's professional, classical theatre, will perform William Shakespeare's elegant romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing from December 8-18, directed by founder and Producing Artistic Director Dan McCleary. (more...)

Irish Theatre of Chicago to Launch 2016-17 with THE WEIR This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Irish Theatre of Chicago will launch its 2016-17 Season with Conor McPherson's haunting and humorous Irish classic THE WEIR, directed by Siiri Scott, who helmed last season's critically acclaimed one-woman show My Brilliant Divorce. (more...)

BWW Review: KING LEAR, Barbican, 15 November 2016
by Debbie Gilpin - Nov 16, 2016

Considered by many to be Shakespeare's most tragic play of all, the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of King Lear has transferred to London's Barbican for its winter season. (more...)

Centerstage Theatre Presents LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Little Red Riding Hood, Centerstage Theatre's latest pantomime, is anything but silent. It's about as noisy an experience as any theatre audience will enjoy anywhere. Centerstage Artistic Director, Alan Bryce, said: "Our audiences can expect yet another evening of outrageous characters, stock routines, terrible jokes and great music."  (more...)

Last Chance to See the Acclaimed Production of William Shakespeare's CORIOLANUS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

The streets are full of protest: It's an election year; economic inequality strains the social fabric; debates rage throughout a nation riddled with dissension and distrust; unscrupulous politicians manipulate public opinion; the hypocrisy and humiliation of political campaigns drive away the country's finest! But beneath all this political drama looms the personal tragedy of one man's emotional blindness.  Call it Coriolanus ripped from the headlines!!  (more...)

Artistic Director Of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie Announces His Inaugural Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announces his inaugural season. The new season opens with Hastie directing William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar bringing Shakespeare back to the Crucible; this will be followed in the Studio by the winner of the new annual RTST Director Award Scheme Kate Hewitt directing the regional premiere of Nina Raine's Tribes.   (more...)

Gripping Drama About Struggle for Moral Choices Felix Mitterer's JAGERSTATTER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

A gripping struggle to hold on to morality during the hardest of times. Experience Felix Mitterer's enthralling drama based on the life and death of Franz Jagerstatter (1907-1943), an Austrian farmer who refused to fight on behalf of Hitler because of his faith, morals and ideals. Mitterer depicts Franz, who was beatified by Pope Benedict XVI in 2007, as a courageous but insecure human being - and not at all as a saint.   (more...)

Lena Hall, Marisa Tomei & More Join HOW TO TRANSCEND A HAPPY MARRIAGE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

 Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Andre Bishop) has announced that Lena Hall, Brian Hutchison, David McElwee, Naian Gonzalez Norvind, Omar Metwally, Austin Smith, Marisa Tomei, and Robin Weigert will be featured in the cast of its upcoming production of HOW TO TRANSCEND A HAPPY MARRIAGE, a new play by Sarah Ruhl.  The production, which will be directed by Rebecca Taichman, begins previews Thursday, February 23 and opens on Monday, March 20 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street).  (more...)

Cast Complete for Geffen Playhouse's LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, Starring Jane Kaczmarek and Alfred Molina
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The Geffen Playhouse today announced the full cast for its production of Eugene O'Neill's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Long Day's Journey Into Night, directed by Jeanie Hackett. (more...)

David Rasche and Kecia Lewis to Lead THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience has announced the performance schedule, cast and creative team for director Arin Arbus's new staging of Thornton Wilder's comic masterpiece The Skin of Our Teeth, the first major New York production since 1998. (more...)

Juilliard Opera to Present AGRIPPINA Featuring Juilliard Singers and Juilliard415
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

The Juilliard Opera season continues with a concert version and a fully staged production of G.F. Handel's Agrippina, presented by Juilliard as part of Carnegie Hall's La Serenissima: Music and Arts From the Venetian Republic festival. (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...)

BWW Review: [GAY] CYMBELINE at Theatre Prometheus
by Hannah Landsberger - Jan 16, 2017

Theatre Prometheus's [gay] Cymbeline is a treat. The company presents one of Shakespeare's most complicated plays with panache, humor, and modern relevance. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Looks at the Years Following Roe v. Wade in ROE World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the world premiere production of Roe written by Lisa Loomer and directed by Bill Rauch. Roe is a co-production with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Arena Stage. (more...)

Cast Announced for THIS MUST BE THE PLACE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Feliks Mathur (Fear And Misery Of The Third Reich, Union Theatre), Molly Roberts (Jumping Puddles, Frantic Assembly/Open Clasp; The Snow Queen, New Vic Theatre; Free Fall, Pleasance Theatre - OffWestEnd Award-Nominated for Best Female Performance) and Hamish Rush (En Folkefiende, Pleasance Dome; Lies We Tell, BIFA Films Ltd 2016) return to Poleroid Theatre's This Must Be The Place following an acclaimed debut performance at Latitude Festival 2016. (more...)

Cast Announced For Rose Theatre Kingston's Adaptation Of Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Novels
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Rose Theatre Kingston today announces the cast for the world premiere of My Brilliant Friend, a two-part adaptation of Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan quartet of novels which have become a global literary sensation.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Irish Theatre Of Chicago Announces Second Extension of THE WEIR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Due to popular demand, Irish Theatre of Chicago is pleased to announce a second extension of its hit production of Conor McPherson's haunting and humorous Irish classic THE WEIR. ITC will add four additional performances, extending through Sunday, February 4, 2017. THE WEIR, which opened on December 15, 2016, is currently sold-out through Sunday January 29, 2017. (more...)


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BWW Book Review: BRUTUS AND OTHER HEROINES by Harriet Walter
by Marianka Swain - Dec 8, 2016

One of the big theatre stories of 2016 is women reclaiming Shakespeare, from Gillian Bevan's Cymbeline and Michelle Terry's Henry V to Glenda Jackson's Lear and Phyllida Lloyd's landmark all-female trilogy starring Harriet Walter. (more...)

Cast Complete for Kander & Ebb's THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS at Porchlight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre announces the Chicago premiere of the Broadway musical The Scottsboro Boys, February 3 - March 12, featuring music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb, book by David Thompson, direction by Samuel G. Roberson, Jr, music direction by Doug Peck and choreography by Florence Walker-Harris with Breon Arzell as associate choreographer, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 4, 2016
by - Dec 4, 2016

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...)

BWW's On This Day - December 3, 2016
by - Dec 3, 2016

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

Strawdog Theatre Begins 2017 with CYMBELINE at Factory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

Strawdog Theatre Company is proud to announce the second production in its 2016 - 2017 season, William Shakespeare's Cymbeline, January 13 - February 25, directed by Robert Kauzlaric and performed at The Factory Theater, 1623 W. Howard St. (more...)

SEMINAR Co-Stars Lily Rabe and Hamish Linklater Expecting First Child
by TV News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

A baby is the way for Lily Rabe and Hamish Linklater, who co-starred on Broadway in 2012's SEMINAR. Rabe turned to Instagram this week to share the news. (more...)

Christine Bonansea to Bring Solo Dance ONLYHUMAN to JACK This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

Christine Bonansea, a French-born, NYC-based dancer and choreographer known for her expressive, virtuosic, improvisation-driven works infused with live music and strong visuals, is presenting her new solo OnlyHuman as an APAP showcase. (more...)

Escape from the January Chill with NYSX's ShakesBEER Pub Crawls
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

At a time New Yorkers will be thirsting for cathartic and uplifting social interaction, New York Shakespeare Exchange (NYSX) stages its next "ShakesBEER" pub crawls, on the Saturdays book-ending the presidential inauguration. (more...)

Tony Winner Phylicia Rashad Named 2017 Women in the Arts Honoree at Steppenwolf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company proudly announces stage director, singer and Tony Award-winning actress Phylicia Rashad as the 2017 honoree at the annual Steppenwolf Salutes Women in the Arts fundraising luncheon on Monday, February 6, 2017 at 12noon at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, 221 N Columbus Dr. Ms. Rashad joins Steppenwolf Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro for a riveting conversation about her multifaceted career and her role as a leader in the field. (more...)

Abigail Breslin, Norbert Leo Butz and More Join The New Group's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The New Group announces additional casting for productions coming up in the company's 2016-2017 Season. (more...)

Jamie Lloyd to Direct Immersive Philip Ridley Double Bill at Shoreditch Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Today Shoreditch Town Hall announces an immersive double-bill of Philip Ridley plays, including the world premiere of Killer and a new production of Ridley's contemporary classic The Pitchfork Disney, his first stage play which premiered in 1991. The productions will both be directed by Jamie Lloyd and run in 'The Ditch' basement spaces of Shoreditch Town Hall in spring 2017. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 17, 2016
by - Dec 17, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 17 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Aditi Brennan Kapil's IMOGEN SAYS NOTHING to Premiere at Yale Rep This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of IMOGEN SAYS NOTHING by Aditi Brennan Kapil, directed by Laurie Woolery, at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street), January 20-February 11. Opening Night is Thursday, January 26. (more...)

Heidi Blickenstaff, Emma Hunton to Reprise Roles in Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse has announced the two lead roles for its upcoming production of Freaky Friday, book by Bridget Carpenter (TV's 'Friday Night Lights,' 'Parenthood'), music and lyrics by the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning team of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then), based on the novel 'Freaky Friday' by Mary Rodgers and the Walt Disney motion pictures, to be directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley, running January 31 - March 12, 2017 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. (more...)

Short Play Festival PICK OF THE VINE to Open This Winter at Little Fish Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Little Fish Theatre is proud to present Pick of the Vine as the first production of its all-new 2017 season.  (more...)

Last Chance to See LAZARUS at King's Cross Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

Audiences have just over a month left to experience David Bowie and Enda Walsh's LAZARUS. The final performance of the production's strictly limited 13-week run will be held on Sunday 22 January 2017 at King's Cross Theatre, the brand new 900-seater venue built specifically for the production. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 11, 2016
by - Dec 11, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 11 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 10, 2016
by - Dec 10, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 10 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

First Folio Theatre to Stage World Premiere Adaptation of CAPTAIN BLOOD
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Experience the novel come alive, as First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) presents the world premiere stage adaption of CAPTAIN BLOOD, opening Saturday, January 28, 2017 and running through February 26, 2017, with previews January 25-27. (more...)

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