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From the novel by Edmond Rostand

The most legendary nose in literature gets a makeover with this American adaptation of the French classic. Will Roxane fall for Christianís dashing looks or Cyranoís daring poetry? Find out in this play full of wordplay and swordplay thatís been an inspiration to writers and lovers for centuries!



Goodman Theatre Sets Cast for World Premiere of OBJECTS IN THE MIRROR By Charles Smith
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

The cast and creative team is complete for Objects in the Mirror, a Goodman Theatre-commissioned world premiere by Charles Smith. Directed by Resident Director Chuck Smith, Objects in the Mirror is inspired by the playwright's real-life friendship with a Liberian refugee-turned-actor, Shedrick Yarkpai-portrayed by Daniel Kyri, in his Goodman debut. The production was developed through the 2015 New Stages festival and features a 5-member cast who brings to life the gripping account of one Liberian refugee's attempts to find peace by exposing a potentially dangerous lifelong secret. Objects in the Mirror appears April 29 through June 4 (opening night is May 8) in the Albert Theatre. Tickets ($20-$75; subject to change) are now on sale and available at GoodmanTheatre.org/Objects, the box office (170 N. Dearborn) or by phone at 312.443.3800. (more...)

BWW Interview: Oliver von Dohn√°nyi Leads the Way to a New Seattle KATYA
by Erica Miner - Mar 6, 2017

Dohnanyi shares details about his astonishing musical background and training, and his thoughts about Czech opera (more...)

Print Room Reveals More Details on Karen Blixen Double Bill
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Print Room at the Coronet has today announced further details for Out of Blixen and Babette's Feast, two productions that will run consecutively, putting a spotlight on the fascinating life and writing of Karen Blixen. (more...)

Season Announcement and Residence at Strawdog Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Red Theater is proud to announce its 2017-2018 sixth season in Chicago to take place at Strawdog Theatre Company's new location 1802 W Berenice Ave, Chicago, IL 60613. (more...)

Donmar Warehouse Announces Full Casting for THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI Starring Lenny Henry
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

The Donmar Warehouse today announces full casting for Bruce Norris' new translation of Bertolt Brecht's satirical masterpiece The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, directed by Simon Evans with design by Peter McKintosh. (more...)

Play Dress Up! Milwaukee Rep to Hold Prop and Costume Sale Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

For the past two seasons Milwaukee Repertory Theater has been warehousing costumes, shoes, accessories, fabric, props, set decoration, furniture, draperies, surplus tools, materials, stage equipment and specialty items from past productions and THERE IS NO MORE STORAGE SPACE LEFT.  Everything is for sale at 'Get This Stuff Out of Here' prices on Saturday, April 29 from 10am - 2pm in the Paint Shop at Milwaukee Repertory Theater (108 E Wells). (more...)

Heather Parcells to Host Broadway Artists Connection's 'MIC & MINGLE' Season Kick-Off
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The Broadway Artists Connection (BAC) presents its season kick-off event, 'Broadway Artists & Friends Open Mic & Mingle,' hosted by six-time Broadway veteran Heather Parcells on Monday, April 17th. (more...)

New England Premiere of END OF THE RAINBOW at MTC MainStage in Norwalk
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

???????Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's professional award-winning theatre company, closes its 30th Anniversary Season with the New England premiere of Peter Quilter's musical End of the Rainbow. (more...)

Trevor Nunn's Production Of Terence Rattigan's LOVE IN IDLENESS Transfers to West End
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

With Travesties and David Baddiel: My Family Not the Sitcom taking up residence in the West End, Funny Girl on the road as part of a major national tour, the Menier Chocolate Factory today announces the West End transfer of their current critically acclaimed revival of Terence Rattigan's Love in Idleness. (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...)

First Annual Tampa International Fringe Festival Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Are you ready to Fringe? The program for the first annual Tampa International Fringe Festival has been announced! The inaugural festival will host 29 shows with nearly a hundred separate performances this year in Ybor City, over the course of four days - May 11-14, 2017. (more...)

Falcon's Eye Theatre Presents CYRANO
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

The Falcon's Eye closes its tenth season with Cyrano. The most legendary nose in literature gets a makeover from playwrights Michael Hollinger and Aaron Posner, in this lively American adaptation of the 1897 French classic by Edmond Rostand. Will Roxane fall for Christian's dashing looks or Cyrano's daring poetry? Find out in this timeless tale-full of wordplay and swordplay-that's been an inspiration to writers and lovers for centuries. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for Defibrillator's Major New Revival of A LIE OF THE MIND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

With their critically acclaimed production of Stephen Karam's Speech & Debate running at the Trafalgar Studios, Defibrillator Artistic Director James Hillier today announces the full casting for their production of Sam Shepard's A Lie of the Mind. (more...)

JANE EYRE Begins Performances at Milwaukee Rep 4/25 - 5/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents the critically acclaimed adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's classic storyJane Eyre in the Quadracci Powerhouse beginning April 25 through May 21. Directed by KJ Sanchez (Harvey, The Diary of Anne Frank), Jane Eyre is a passionate romance meets thrilling psychological drama performed by ten actors playing more than 20 roles.  The production combines Victorian-era costumes with inventive staging to bring new creativity and vitality to the classic story, considered one of the most widely read novels in the English language. (more...)

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble Announces Casting for the World Premiere of THE FIREBIRDS TAKE THE FIELD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (RTE), Chicago's only Equity theatre dedicated to producing new work with women at the core, announces the world premiere of The Firebirds Take the Field by Lynn Rosen and directed by Jessica Fisch. The Firebirds Take the Fieldruns April 15 - May 20, 2017, at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue in Chicago.The Firebirds Take the Field is produced with support from the Alfred P. Sloane Foundation and Ensemble Studio Theater and is the second production of RTE's 2017 Season 'Exploring the Mind/Body Connection.' (more...)

Russian Crime Novelist and Political Dissident Boris Akunin to Take on HAMLET Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The best-selling Russian crime fiction writer Boris Akunin's new stage adaptation of Shakespeare's HAMLET will debut this spring Off-Broadway when Red Lab Productions and Roust Theatre Company present HAMLET. A VERSION, with previews beginning April 21, prior to the official press opening on April 25 at The Theater at St. Clement's (423 W. 46 St.) in New York City. HAMLET. A VERSION is directed by Irina Gachechiladze. The production features original music by Georgian composer Giya Kancheli. (more...)

Tenor Todd Wilander, Countertenor Jeffrey Mandelbaum and the ARK Trio Take the Stage in PREFORMANCES WITH ALLISON CHARNEY 4/3 in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

On Monday April 3rd, at 12:30 PM, the New York classical music series "PREformances with Allison Charney" will present Metropolitan Opera stars' tenor Todd Wilander and countertenor Jeffrey Mandelbaum in a scintillating concert of arias and duets from masterworks by Bellini, Donizetti and Verdi.  The program will also feature contemporary classical compositions for voice, cello and piano by Michael Ching and Moshe Knoll, performed by musicians of the ARK Trio, soprano Allison Charney, cellist Kajsa William-Olsson and pianist Reiko Uchida. Also featured will be PREformances collaborative pianist Craig Ketter. The concert takes place at the JCC Manhattan, home to the intimate 150 seat Goldman-Sonnenfeldt Auditorium and the Lambert Center for Arts + Ideas. (more...)

Mikron Theatre Presents Premiere of IN AT THE DEEP END
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Following their hugely successful touring productions of Pure and Canary Girls, the award winning Mikron Theatre are set to take to the seas with the premiere of Laurence Peacock's new play celebrating two hundred years of the RNLI - In At The Deep End. (more...)

Paris Sees Record Number of French Productions Open Doors to Foreigners with Theatre in Paris
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

In 2016, a record-breaking number of French shows have become accessible to non-French speakers in Paris, France, thanks to a new multilingual subtitling solution. (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...)

Photo Flash: Court Theatre presents THE HARD PROBLEM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, announces casting for the Chicago premiere of The Hard Problem by Tom Stoppard, directed by Charles Newell. The Hard Problem runs March 9 - April 9, 2017 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue in Chicago. (more...)

Joshua Jackson, Stephen Spinella, John McGinty and Lauren Ridloff to Lead BTG's CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, Helmed by Kenny Leon; Summer Casting Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group announces the final production of its upcoming 2017 Summer Season will be Mark Medoff's Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Award-winning play, Children of a Lesser God, which will begin performances on Thursday, June 22 at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage. Opening night is set for Saturday, June 24 at 8pm. (more...)

Photo Coverage: James Barbour Celebrates Sardi's Portrait Unveiling
by Walter McBride - Mar 11, 2017

James Barbour was the latest in the line of celebrities to receive an immortalizing caricature that will grace the walls of the iconic Broadway restaurant Sardi's. Also in attendance were Barbour's family and his fellow PHANTOM OF THE OPERA cast members. BroadwayWorld was there for the event, check out the photos below! (more...)

New Rep and Boston Theatre Center presents SINNERS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

New Repertory Theatre and Boston Center for American Performance present Greensboro Arts Alliance & Residency/Mirror Theater's Sinners by Joshua Sobol, March 23-April 2, 2017 in the TheatreLab@855, Boston University, 855 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA. Tickets are $20-$35 and may be purchased by calling the New Rep Box Office at 617-923-8487 or visiting newrep.org. (more...)

Casting Update Announced for Defibrillator's Major New Revival of A LIE OF THE MIND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

With their critically acclaimed production of Stephen Karam's Speech and Debate running at the Trafalgar Studios, Defibrillator Artistic Director James Hillier today announces a casting update for their production of Sam Shepherd's A Lie of the Mind. (more...)

Long Beach Playhouse Announces 2017 Studio Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

On April 29 Long Beach Playhouse Studio Theatre opens its 2017 season. Opened in 1963, the upstairs space has become the Playhouse counterpoint to the more traditional offerings on the Mainstage. The Studio's proscenium stage in the 98-seat theatre feels intimate and inviting. Although a smaller theatre than the Mainstage there is no less attention given to the quality of its productions. (more...)

Capital Stage presents Sacramento Premiere of STUPID F##KING BIRD by Aaron Posner
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Capital Stage presents Stuping F##king Bird by Aaron Posner, the irreverent adaptation of Chekov's classic The Seagull, originally comissioned and first performed by Woolly Mammoth Theatre in Washington, DC in 2013. Michael Stevenson, Capital Stage Producing Artistic Director, will direct this Sacramento Premiere which will feature a powerhouse cast of local favorites including Brittni Barger, Jason Kuykendall and Capital Stage Co-Founder Peter Mohrmann. Bird will be the fifth production of Capital Stage's 2016-17 Season: Love + War, and will run from May 3 - June 4, 2017 with a Press Opening on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 8pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at New England Premiere of END OF THE RAINBOW at MTC MainStage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's professional award-winning theatre company, closes its 30th Anniversary Season with the New England premiere of Peter Quilter's musical End of the Rainbow. (more...)

Further Casting Announced for Trevor Nunn's Production of LETTICE AND LOVAGE at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

With Love in Idleness currently running at its home base and soon to follow its production of Travesties at the Apollo Theatre, and with David Baddiel: My Family Not the Sitcom running in the West End, and Funny Girl on a major national tour, the Menier Chocolate Factory announces a casting update for its production of Peter Shaffer's Lettice and Lovage. (more...)

On Site Opera Presents U.S. Premiere of LA MERE COUPABLE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Known for staging ¬ďthe ultimate in intimate productions¬Ē (The New York Times),¬†On Site Opera¬†(OSO) presents the U.S. premiere and new site-specific production of Darius Milhaud's¬†La m√®re coupable¬†(The Guilty Mother). For the premiere, OSO partners with the Darius Milhaud Society and the award-winning International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE). The site-specific production celebrates the 125th birthday of Milhaud and is dedicated to Katharine Warne, composer and founder of the Darius Milhaud Society.¬†La m√®re coupable¬†also marks the completion of OSO's three-year Figaro Project, in which the company is staging lesser-known operatic adaptations of French playwright Beaumarchais' (1732-1799) famed trilogy of Figaro plays. (more...)

Photo Flash: Theatreworks Silicon Valley presents Musical RAGS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2016/2017 season with a musical saga of immigrant America, Rags. From the creators of Fiddler on the Roof and Wicked, this exhilarating musical follows the journey of Jewish immigrants Rebecca and her son David, who find themselves navigating the teeming, turn-of-the-century tenements of New York. A soaring, tuneful score (music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz) illuminates this sweeping saga (book by Joseph Stein) of dreams and disillusions, love lost and inspiration found, and the heart and soul of the American character. It was declared "A winner, warm and witty. You are tempted to rise cheering," by The Mercury News. Rags will be directed by TheatreWorks Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley, who notes "this production could not be timelier. As America debates immigration policies, what better time to present this deeper look at the newcomer's experience." Performances are April 5-30 (press opening: April 8) at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro Street, Mountain View. For tickets ($35-$86) and more information the public may visit TheatreWorks.orgor call (650) 463-1960. (more...)

Lydia R. Diamond's THE GIFT HORSE to Play New Repertory Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

New Repertory Theatre presents The Gift Horse, April 22-May 14, 2017 in the MainStage Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

Open Fist Tackles Ambitious GARY PLAYS Series by Iconic Playwright Murray Mednick
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Fans of seminal playwright and Padua Hills Playwrights Festival founder Murray Mednick are in for a treat: Open Fist Theatre Company presents Mednick's entire 'The Gary Plays' series in one epic production beginning May 4 at Atwater Village Theatre. Longtime Mednick collaborator Guy Zimmerman directs. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Theatre Forward's Chairman's Awards Gala
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 4, 2017

Just last night, Theatre Forward and Chairman James S. Turley led a celebration to support American theatre at the annual Chairman's Awards Gala at The Pierre New York (2 East 61st Street at Fifth Avenue). The Chairman's Awards Gala supports the work of Theatre Forward, which is dedicated to advancing American theatres and its communities through its Educating Through Theatre and Advancing Strong Theatre initiatives. (more...)

Inspired by Chekhov, World Premiere of Dorothy Fortenberry's SPECIES NATIVE TO CALIFORNIA Hits Home in Trump's America
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Everyone's a part of the family - until they're not. IAMA Theatre Company presents the world premiere of a deceptively gentle comedy about family, land, labor and loss. Eli Gonda directs Species Native to California by Dorothy Fortenberry for a May 13 opening at Atwater Village Theatre. (more...)

Veanne Cox, Gregory Wooddell and Rachel Zampelli to Lead David Ives's Revamped SCHOOL FOR LIES at STC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Tony Award-nominee David Ives and STC Artistic Director Michael Kahn, the team that created the award-winning French 'trilogy' of The Liar, The Heir Apparent and The Metromaniacs, will unite once more to present a newly revamped version of Ives' The School For Lies at the Lansburgh Theatre (450 7th Street NW) from May 30-July 2, 2017. (more...)

Sierra Rep presents NOISES OFF: The Funniest Play Ever Written
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Sierra Repertory Theatre opens its first Fallon House show of the year with Noises Off, praised as the "funniest comedy ever written" by the New York Post and often acclaimed as the comedy by which all other comedies are compared. The play opens April 14 in Columbia State Historic Park with a month-long run. (more...)

Martin Zimmerman's SEVEN SPOTS ON THE SUN to Make New York Premiere at Rattlestick
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in collaboration with The Sol Project will present the New York premiere of Martin Zimmerman's meditation on mourning, redemption and revenge, Seven Spots On The Sun, directed by 2016 Dora Award winner Weyni Mengesha, starring Flora Diaz (The Eyes of My Mother, Fox's 'Gotham'), Peter Jay Fernandez (Broadway: All the Way, Cyrano de Bergerac) and Flor De Liz Perez (CBS's 'The Good Wife,' West End: The Motherf**ker with the Hat, Dolphins and Sharks). (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...)

Christopher Karbo Set for Title Role in CYRANO DE BERGERAC at Archway Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

He has been Macbeth, Richard III, and Hamlet, just to name a few of the title roles Christopher Karbo has performed to rave reviews at the Archway Theatre. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/22/2017
by - Apr 22, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 4/22/2017. (more...)

Broadway's Marybeth Abel and Christy Ney Will Hold Stage Management Workshop This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Broadway Basics is recruiting Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors, as well as Undergrads, Grad students and recent grads for their Stage Management Workshop- a one day intensive on Monday, October 12, 2015 from 10am-3pm for an in-depth day with two Professional Broadway Stage Managers. Upon attending the workshop, students will learn first-hand about what it takes on put on a Broadway show from pre-production through strike, networking and resume writing, and more! The enrollment deadline is September 26, 2015. To enroll, contact: broadwaybasics@gmail.com (more...)

Hello, Broadway! Meet the Cast of HELLO, DOLLY!, Opening Tonight
by Stephanie Wild - Apr 20, 2017

The revival of Hello, Dolly opens tonight on Broadway, starring Bette Midler and featuring a star-studded cast. The Broadway revival of Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman's masterpiece Hello, Dolly! is directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks and choreographed by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle. Get to know the cast before they take their opening bows! (more...)

Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Change For CYRANO DE BERGERAC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2017

Jennifer Rowley will sing the role of Roxane in all performances of Alfano's Cyrano de Bergerac at the Met this season, replacing Patricia Racette, who has withdrawn from the run due to an abdominal hernia. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at JANE EYRE at Milwaukee Rep
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents a critically acclaimed adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's classic story Jane Eyre in the Quadracci Powerhouse, beginning April 25 through May 21. Directed by KJ Sanchez (Harvey, The Diary of Anne Frank), Jane Eyre is a passionate romance meets thrilling psychological drama performed by ten actors playing more than 20 roles. The production combines Victorian-era costumes with inventive staging to bring new creativity and vitality to the classic story, considered one of the most widely read novels in the English language. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Rory Kinnear, Ben Whishaw, Simon Russell Beale Among Lineup for London Theatre Company's Season at the Bridge Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

London Theatre Company announces the first productions at its new Bridge Theatre, which opens this October on the river by Tower Bridge and City Hall. (more...)

Danya Taymor to Direct World Premiere of PASS OVER at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced accomplished director Danya Taymor will direct Steppenwolf's world premiere production of Pass Over by Antoinette Nwandu. (more...)

Roberto Alagna to Star in CYRANO DE BERGERAC at the Met Opera, 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Roberto Alagna¬†adds a new role to his extensive Met repertory with his first performances as the title character in¬†Cyrano de Bergerac,¬†opening¬†May 2.¬†Marco Armiliato¬†conducts the revival of Alfano's rarely performed opera, which will be staged for four performances through¬†Saturday, May 13. American soprano¬†Jennifer Rowley¬†makes her role debut as Roxane, Cyrano's secret love, in a cast that also features¬†Atalla Ayan¬†as Christian and¬†Juan Jes√ļs Rodr√≠guez¬†as de Guiche. (more...)

Alice Ripley Among Distinguished Women to Be Honored at TACT's 2017 Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

TACT has announced the 2017 Spring Gala will honor Alice Ripley, Theresa Rebeck, Elizabeth Ireland McCann and Nelle Nugent, four distinguished women of the theatre. (more...)

Ian Merrill Peakes to Take on Title Role in TIMON OF ATHENS at Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Folger Theatre concludes its very successful 25th anniversary season this spring with Shakespeare's gripping tragedy Timon of Athens. (more...)

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