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UK's THE RULING CLASS Announces Full Cast, Including Ron Cook & Kathryn DrysdaleUK's THE RULING CLASS Announces Full Cast, Including Ron Cook & Kathryn Drysdale
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2014

Ron Cook (Mr Selfridge, Henry V, King Lear, Hot Fuzz) as Sir Charles Gurney, Kathryn Drysdale (Suspects, Love's Labour's Lost, Tripping Over, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps) as Grace Shelley, Joshua McGuire (Privacy, Posh, About Time, Mr Turner) as Dinsdale Gurney and Anthony O'Donnell (The Captain of Kopenick, Skyfall, Matchpoint) as Daniel Tucker, join BAFTA winning James McAvoy, as Jack, the 14thEarl of Gurney, in the first West End revival of Peter Barnes' satirical comedy, The Ruling Class, directed by Jamie Lloyd, Artistic Director of Trafalgar Transformed. (more...)

Ron Cook, Kathryn Drysdale & More to Join James McAvoy in THE RULING CLASSRon Cook, Kathryn Drysdale & More to Join James McAvoy in THE RULING CLASS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2014

Ron Cook (Mr Selfridge, Henry V, King Lear, Hot Fuzz) as Sir Charles Gurney, Kathryn Drysdale (Suspects, Love's Labour's Lost, Tripping Over, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps) as Grace Shelley, Joshua McGuire (Privacy, Posh, About Time, Mr Turner) as Dinsdale Gurney and Anthony O'Donnell (The Captain of Kopenick, Skyfall, Matchpoint) as Daniel Tucker, join BAFTA winning James McAvoy, as Jack, the 14th Earl of Gurney, in the first West End revival of Peter Barnes' satirical comedy, The Ruling Class, directed by Jamie Lloyd, Artistic Director of Trafalgar Transformed. (more...)

2014 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Update 11/25 - David Girolmo, Taylor Okey Lead!2014 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Update 11/25 - David Girolmo, Taylor Okey Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 25, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Chicago Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 25th. (more...)

Judith Ivey and Dylan Baker to Join Hellen Mirren in THE AUDIENCE on BroadwayJudith Ivey and Dylan Baker to Join Hellen Mirren in THE AUDIENCE on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

The producers of Peter Morgan's The Audience, starring Academy Award winner Helen Mirren, announced today that Dylan Baker and Tony Award winner Judith Ivey, will join the Broadway company in the roles of John Major and Margaret Thatcher. (more...)

A Noise Within Continues Season with THE DANCE OF DEATH 10/12-11/22A Noise Within Continues Season with THE DANCE OF DEATH 10/12-11/22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, continues its 2014-2015 REVOLUTIONary season with The Dance of Death by August Strindberg in a new adaptation by Irish playwright Conor McPherson, which opens today, October 18and runs through Sunday, November 23, 2014. Directed by Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez-Elliott, this is the West Coast premiere of the new McPherson adaptation, which had its U.S. premiere earlier this year in Chicago. In 2007, Ben Brantley of the New York Times called McPherson "quite possibly the finest playwright of his generation." The cast features Geoff Elliott* as Edgar, Susan Angelo* as Alice, and Eric Curtis Johnson* as Kurt.* Denotes member of Actors' Equity (more...)

Museum of the Moving Image Presents FIRST LOOK Showcase, 1/9Museum of the Moving Image Presents FIRST LOOK Showcase, 1/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Museum of the Moving Image has announced the lineup for its First Look Festival, an expanded and reconceived version of its annual showcase for inventive new international cinema. Now in its fourth year, First Look,with a lineup that has expanded both in size and scope, is now officially a festival, the first major moving image event of the year. First Look will take place at the Museum from January 9 through 18, 2015. “First Look reflects the breadth and adventurousness that defines the Museum,” said Chief Curator David Schwartz. “This year, we are expanding beyond programs in the Redstone Theater, with screenings in the Bartos Screening Room, and a newly commissioned large-scale video installation.” The Museum is also announcing a programming partnership with FIDMarseille, the cutting-edge documentary festival programmed under the leadership of Jean-Pierre Rehm. (more...)

OBAMA-OLOGY to Receive European Premiere at Finborough TheatreOBAMA-OLOGY to Receive European Premiere at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

Discovered by the Finborough Theatre and part of its 20 Premieres season, the European premiere of Obama-ology, the European full-length debut of multi-award-winning American playwright Aurin Squire, runs at the Finborough Theatre, playing Sunday and Monday evening and Tuesday matinee performances from Sunday, 30 November 2014 (Press Night: Monday, 1 December 2014 at 7.30pm). (more...)

RLS Productions' DIRTY Begins TonightRLS Productions' DIRTY Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

RLS Productions will present the West Coast premiere of DIRTY, written by Kennedy Center Playwright Award-winner Andrew Hinderaker and directed by Obie Award-winner Shannon Cochran (August: Osage County, Bug). DIRTY will preview tonight, November 12; Thursday, November 13 & Friday, November 14 at 8pm and will open on Saturday, November 15 at 8pm and will run through Sunday, December 21 at the Zephyr Theatre, 7456 Melrose Ave., in West Hollywood. (more...)

The BroadwayWorld Chicago Award Nominations for 2014 Are Announced: CST's ROAD SHOW, Hypocrites' ALL OUR TRAGIC, Big Noise's RAGTIME, Goodman and More Lead the Way!The BroadwayWorld Chicago Award Nominations for 2014 Are Announced: CST's ROAD SHOW, Hypocrites' ALL OUR TRAGIC, Big Noise's RAGTIME, Goodman and More Lead the Way!
by Paul W. Thompson - Nov 10, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com is proud once again to announce the nominations for the BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards, Chicago's only comprehensive, fan-voted theater awards, now in our 5th fantastic year. (more...)

BWW's 'Brush Up On Your TONY Nominees' Guide: Actress in a Leading Role - PlayBWW's 'Brush Up On Your TONY Nominees' Guide: Actress in a Leading Role - Play
by Caryn Robbins - May 30, 2015

Leading up to Broadway's biggest night, the 2015 TONY AWARDS, BWW brings you our 'Brush Up On Your TONY Nominees' Guide to this year's nominees in the top categories. (more...)

Photo Flash: Throwback Thursday - A Look at the 2015 Tony Nominees' Previous Stage Roles!Photo Flash: Throwback Thursday - A Look at the 2015 Tony Nominees' Previous Stage Roles!
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

In honor of the 2015 Tony Awards, BroadwayWorld brings you a look back at this year's nominees in previous stage roles on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and regional theaters. Check out photos below! (more...)

Cast Announced for ALPHA BETA at Finborough TheatreCast Announced for ALPHA BETA at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

The first major revival of Ted Whitehead's Alpha Beta since 1972, directed by Unicorn Theatre Artistic Director Purni Morell, opens at the Finborough Theatre for a five week season on Thursday, 18 June, 2015 (Press Nights: Tuesday 23, June and Wednesday, 24 June at 7.30pm) (more...)

Unicorn Theatre's Purni Morell to Direct ALPHA BETA at Finborough, June 18-July 19Unicorn Theatre's Purni Morell to Direct ALPHA BETA at Finborough, June 18-July 19
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

The first major revival of Ted Whitehead's Alpha Beta since 1972, directed by Unicorn Theatre Artistic Director Purni Morell, opens at the Finborough Theatre for a five week season on Thursday, 18 June, 2015 (Press Nights: Tuesday 23, June and Wednesday, 24 June at 7.30pm). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sardi's Unveils Caricature for 2015 Tony Nominee Helen Mirren!Photo Coverage: Sardi's Unveils Caricature for 2015 Tony Nominee Helen Mirren!
by Walter McBride - May 13, 2015

Just yesterday, Sardi's Restaurant unveiled a new caricature for 2015 Tony nominee and star of The Audience, Helen Mirren. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the special celebration! (more...)

Lisa Datz and GRIMM's Silas Weir Mitchell & Sasha Roiz to Star in THREE DAYS OF RAIN at Portland Center Stage, 5/17-6/21Lisa Datz and GRIMM's Silas Weir Mitchell & Sasha Roiz to Star in THREE DAYS OF RAIN at Portland Center Stage, 5/17-6/21
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Richard Greenberg's Pulitzer Prize-nominated play, Three Days of Rain, opens on Portland Center Stage's U.S. Bank Main Stage on May 22, with preview performances beginning May 17, 2015. (more...)

God Save the Queen! Meet the Full Cast of THE AUDIENCE, Opening Tonight on BroadwayGod Save the Queen! Meet the Full Cast of THE AUDIENCE, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 8, 2015

Academy Award winner Helen Mirren will return to Broadway this spring as Elizabeth II in Peter Morgan's The Audience, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Daldry. Opening Night is tonight, March 8, 2015; the limited engagement runs through June 28, 2015 at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. Scroll down to learn more about the company! (more...)

Manchester International Festival Releases Schedule for 2015 ProgrammeManchester International Festival Releases Schedule for 2015 Programme
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

MIF has invited Turner Prize-winning artist Douglas Gordon (Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait, Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno) and celebrated pianist Helene Grimaud to create Neck of the Woods, a portrait of the wolf brought to life in a startling collision of visual art, music and theatre. (more...)

I WISH TO DIE SINGING to Play Finborough TheatreI WISH TO DIE SINGING to Play Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Commemorating the centenary of the Armenian Genocide, the world premiere of a documentary drama I Wish To Die Singing - Voices From The Armenian Genocide opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 21 April 2015 (Press Nights: Thursday, 23 April and Friday, 24 April 2015 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Tonye Patano, Afi Bijou & More to Star in Katori Hall's THE BLOOD QUILT at Arena Stage; All-Female Cast SetTonye Patano, Afi Bijou & More to Star in Katori Hall's THE BLOOD QUILT at Arena Stage; All-Female Cast Set
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

Olivier Award-winning playwright Katori Hall returns to Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater with the world premiere of her most personal project to date-the fierce comedy-drama The Blood Quilt. Hall is an inaugural resident playwright of Arena Stage's American Voices New Play Institute, and The Blood Quilt is one of three plays from Hall receiving world premieres around the country this season. Hall reunites with director and Howard University alumna Kamilah Forbes (artistic director of the Hip-Hop Theater Festival) following their Broadway collaboration on The Mountaintop. The Blood Quilt runs April 24-June 7, 2015 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Red Bull's 'TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE, Running This SpringFull Cast Announced for Red Bull's 'TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE, Running This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

This season's mainstage production, John Ford's 'Tis Pity She's A Whore, directed by Red Bull Artistic Director Jesse Berger, will begin a limited Off-Broadway engagement April 14th at The Duke on 42nd Street. Opening Night is set for Sunday April 26th. Performances continue through May 16th. (more...)

THE AUDIENCE's Helen Mirren Wins Tony for Best Performance Actress Leading RoleTHE AUDIENCE's Helen Mirren Wins Tony for Best Performance Actress Leading Role
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2015

Helen Mirren has won the 2015 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for her role as Queen Elizabeth II in THE AUDIENCE. (more...)

Tony Winner Helen Mirren to Receive 'Legend Award' at Ischia Global Film & Music FestTony Winner Helen Mirren to Receive 'Legend Award' at Ischia Global Film & Music Fest
by Movies News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Oscar and Tony Award winner Helen Mirren will be the recipient of the Ischia Legend Award, in the name of Luchino Visconti. (more...)

Red Bull Theater's Revelation Reading Series Continues with THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDALRed Bull Theater's Revelation Reading Series Continues with THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Red Bull Theater will present the penultimate Revelation Reading of the season, Richard Brinsley Sheridan's The School for Scandal, directed by Marc Vietor, with musical direction by Brian Trenis. The School for Scandal will feature Charles Busch, Everett Quinton, and Paxton Whitehead, along with Bill Army, Helen Cespedes, Alan Coates, Christian DeMarais, Peter Eyre, Kevin Isola, Richard Holmes, Amelia Pedlow, Gayle Rankin, Derek Smith, and more.  One night only - Monday, June 29th at Cherry Lane Theater (38 Commerce Street).  (more...)

Musical Theatre Historian Jennifer Ashley Tepper Shares 30 Brilliant Reasons to be Excited to See an UnderstudyMusical Theatre Historian Jennifer Ashley Tepper Shares 30 Brilliant Reasons to be Excited to See an Understudy
by Tyler Peterson - Jul 9, 2015

As usual, Jennifer Ashley Tepper puts the history of musical theatre into perfect perspective. (more...)

New Work by Mark Morris, Balanchine's VALSE-FANTAISIE and More Highlight ABT's Fall 2015 SeasonNew Work by Mark Morris, Balanchine's VALSE-FANTAISIE and More Highlight ABT's Fall 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

Programming for American Ballet Theatre's 2015 Fall season at the David H. Koch Theater was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. Highlighting the season will be the New York City Premiere of a new work by Mark Morris and the Company Premieres of Frederick Ashton's Monotones I and II, George Balanchine's Valse-Fantaisie and AfterEffect by Marcelo Gomes. The 2015 Fall season at the David H. Koch Theater, October 21 through November 1, marks the conclusion of ABT's 75th Anniversary celebration. (more...)

New Version of ALICE IN WONDERLAND, 'ADVENTURES OF THE BLACK GIRL' and More Set for Shaw Festival's 2016 SeasonNew Version of ALICE IN WONDERLAND, 'ADVENTURES OF THE BLACK GIRL' and More Set for Shaw Festival's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com, along with Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell and the Shaw Festival are pleased to announce the 2016 playbill. Marking the Festival's 55th season and the end of Maxwell's 14-year tenure, the 2016 line-up of 10 diverse productions includes works from the heart of the mandate, contemporary Shavian pieces and the world premieres of two commissioned works. (more...)

Stockard Channing, Kenny Leon & More Join American Theatre Wing's Advisory CommitteeStockard Channing, Kenny Leon & More Join American Theatre Wing's Advisory Committee
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

The American Theatre Wing has just announced new appointments to its Board of Trustees and Advisory Committee, BroadwayWorld has learned. (more...)

Nadine Garner Stars in THE WEIR, Opening Aug 20 at Arts Centre MelbourneNadine Garner Stars in THE WEIR, Opening Aug 20 at Arts Centre Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

Much-loved actor Nadine Garner stars in The Weir, Conor McPherson's beautifully crafted, award-winning play that brings together the great Irish tradition of bar room tales and theatre's power as an arena for storytelling. Proving there's nothing more revealing than the stories we choose to tell, The Weir opens at 8pm Thursday 20 August at Arts Centre Melbourne, Fairfax Studio before touring to Hobart for a season at the Theatre Royal. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

Violinist Amadeus Leopold will make his Houston debut Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at 8 p.m. in the Wortham Center's Cullen Theater, presented by Society for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Violinist Amadeus Leopold Comes to Houston This MonthViolinist Amadeus Leopold Comes to Houston This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Violinist Amadeus Leopold will make his Houston debut Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at 8 p.m. in the Wortham Center's Cullen Theater, presented by Society for the Performing Arts. (more...)

MISS MARPLE Star Geraldine McEwan Has Died at 82MISS MARPLE Star Geraldine McEwan Has Died at 82
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2015

Multitalented British actress and director, best known for portraying the Agatha Christie detective Miss Marple, Geraldine McEwan, has died at age 82. The BAFTA Award-winner's family says she died on January 30, due to complications from a stroke suffered in October. (more...)

CALDERON'S LIFE IS A DREAM and 'TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE Coming Up Off-BroadwayCALDERON'S LIFE IS A DREAM and 'TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE Coming Up Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Coming up next off-Broadway - Calderon's Life Is A Dream, directed by Matthew Rauch and starring Steven Boyer, Clifton Duncan, Zoe Kazan, Ismenia Mendes, Patrick Page, Jay O. Sanders, Thom Sesma, Nick Westrate, and more on Monday, February 2nd at SoHo Playhouse. Plus, it's your last chance to see Red Bull Theater's finale of its three-part series in collaboration with the Shakespeare Society: Shakespeare and the Jacobeans on Film. See John Ford's 'TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE, a film by Roland Joffe, on Sunday, January 25th at the SVA Theatre. (more...)

THE RULING CLASS Revival, Starring James McAvoy, Begins Previews in the West EndTHE RULING CLASS Revival, Starring James McAvoy, Begins Previews in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Ron Cook (Mr Selfridge, Henry V, King Lear, Hot Fuzz) as Sir Charles Gurney, Kathryn Drysdale (Suspects, Love's Labour's Lost, Tripping Over, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps) as Grace Shelley, Joshua McGuire (Privacy, Posh, About Time, Mr Turner) as Dinsdale Gurney and Anthony O'Donnell (The Captain of Kopenick, Skyfall, Matchpoint) as Daniel Tucker, join BAFTA winning James McAvoy, as Jack, the 14th Earl of Gurney, in the first West End revival of Peter Barnes' satirical comedy, The Ruling Class, directed by Jamie Lloyd, Artistic Director of Trafalgar Transformed. (more...)

Hampstead Theatre to Stream TIGER COUNTRYHampstead Theatre to Stream TIGER COUNTRY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Hampstead Theatre has announced Tiger Country will be Free Streamed worldwide on the final night, Saturday 17 January at 7.30pm at hampsteadtheatre.com and at telegraph.co.uk/culture/theatre. (more...)

Olympia Dukakis and More Set for HIPPOLYTOS, Red Bull Theater's Next 'Revelation Reading', 2/16Olympia Dukakis and More Set for HIPPOLYTOS, Red Bull Theater's Next 'Revelation Reading', 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

The next Revelation Reading, Euripides' HIPPOLYTOS, directed by Ted Pappas with Olympia Dukakis, Laila Robins, Robert Cuccioli, Clifton Duncan, Gina Daniels, Phillipe Bowgen, Catherine Gowl, Lara Hillier, January LaVoy, Deanne Lorette, Bhavesh Patel, Jean Tafler, and Edward James Hyland, will take place Monday, February 16th at Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce Street. (more...)

August Strindberg Rep to Present KRISTINA, 3/13-29August Strindberg Rep to Present KRISTINA, 3/13-29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

Strindberg's 'Kristina' (1903) is the unacknowledged basis for the Garbo film 'Queen Christina.' In this skillful study of a neurotic and complex woman, Strindberg reveals the power of his dramatic conceptions and the mastery he had acquired of his craft. The play was the last of a series of Strindberg's later historical dramas that are among the most powerful plays of the kind produced in modern times. August Strindberg Repertory Theatre will present the masterpiece at the Gene Frankel Theatre March 13 to 29 translated from the Swedish by Wendy Weckwerth, directed by Whitney Aronson. (more...)

Hamish Linklater and Lily Rabe to Lead Red Bull's THE DUTCH COURTESAN Reading Next WeekHamish Linklater and Lily Rabe to Lead Red Bull's THE DUTCH COURTESAN Reading Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

Red Bull Theater's next Revelation Reading, John Marston's The Dutch Courtesan, directed by Michael Sexton, featuring Hamish Linklater and Lily Rabe, along with Matthew Amendt, Michael Braun, Lucas Caleb Rooney, Autumn Dornfeld, Cameron Folmar, Don Guillory, Daniel K. Isaac, David Manis, Kathryn Meisle, Rachel Mewbron, Steven Rattazzi, Kate Skinner, and more, will take place March 2nd at 7:30 pm at the Lucille Lortel Theater, 121 Christopher Street. (more...)

VIDEO: Helen Mirren Talks Portraying and Meeting Queen Elizabeth IIVIDEO: Helen Mirren Talks Portraying and Meeting Queen Elizabeth II
by Stage Tube - Feb 22, 2015

Helen Mirren returns to the Broadway stage to portray Queen Elizabeth II for the second time, having previously portrayed her in the 2006 film, THE QUEEN. In the following interview, Mirren discusses playing the icon and even meeting her. Check it out below! (more...)

Broadway's THE AUDIENCE Sets Student Rush Policy!Broadway's THE AUDIENCE Sets Student Rush Policy!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

Peter Morgan's The Audience, starring Academy Award winner Helen Mirren and directed by Stephen Daldry, will begin previews tomorrow night, February 14 and open on March 8 at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). The production runs through June 28, 2015. (more...)

Red Bull Theater to Present SHAKESPEARE AND THE JACOBEANS ON FILM in JanuaryRed Bull Theater to Present SHAKESPEARE AND THE JACOBEANS ON FILM in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

Red Bull Theater today announced a new three-part collaboration with the Shakespeare Society exploring Shakespeare and the Jacobeans on Film. The series includes a Shakespeare Society major member event (open to the public) and two film screenings. All three events will be held at the SVA Theatre (333 West 23rd Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues) part of the School of Visual Arts. For more information and tickets, visit RedBullTheater.com (more...)

Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart to Bring NO MAN'S LAND to London in 2016?Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart to Bring NO MAN'S LAND to London in 2016?
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

The Daily Mail writes that theatre vets and best buds Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart are in talks to appear in Harold Pinter's NO MAN'S LAND in London in 2016. (more...)

THE AUDIENCE, Starring Helen Mirren, Moves Up First Preview to Valentine's DayTHE AUDIENCE, Starring Helen Mirren, Moves Up First Preview to Valentine's Day
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

The producers of Peter Morgan's Broadway-bound The Audience, starring Academy Award winner Helen Mirren and directed by Stephen Daldry, announced today that two additional previews have been added to the limited engagement at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) which will now begin performances on February 14. The official opening night remains March 8. The production runs through June 28, 2015. (more...)

Dakin Matthews & Rod McLachlan Join Cast of THE AUDIENCE on BroadwayDakin Matthews & Rod McLachlan Join Cast of THE AUDIENCE on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

The producers of Peter Morgan's Broadway-bound The Audience, starring Academy Award winner Helen Mirren, announced today that Dakin Matthews and Rod McLachlan will take on the roles of Winston Churchill and Gordon Brown, respectively. Stephen Daldry directs the limited engagement at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). Previews begin February 17; opening night is March 8. The production runs through June 28, 2015. (more...)

VIDEO: Ian McKellen Teaches Cookie Monster to 'Resist' on SESAME STREETVIDEO: Ian McKellen Teaches Cookie Monster to 'Resist' on SESAME STREET
by TV News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

You shall not pass! Please resist! The word resist means to control yourself and stop yourself from doing something you really want to do, though that's not a word that Cookie Monster really understands. So, stage and screen vet Ian McKellen stopped by SESAME STREET to demonstrate. Watch the clip below! (more...)

Paul Vincent O'Connor, Fiona O'Shaughnessy, Dan Donohue and More to Star in THE NIGHT ALIVE at Geffen PlayhousePaul Vincent O'Connor, Fiona O'Shaughnessy, Dan Donohue and More to Star in THE NIGHT ALIVE at Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

The Geffen Playhouse announces the cast for its West Coast premiere production of Conor McPherson's The Night Alive, helmed by Geffen Playhouse Artistic Director Randall Arney. This production will feature Paul Vincent O'Connor (August: Osage County at the National Theatre, London), Fiona O'Shaughnessy (Utopia), Dan Donohue (The Lion King on Broadway), Denis Arndt (Basic Instinct), and Peter O'Meara (Band of Brothers). (more...)

Undermain Theatre's 2015-16 Season to Feature THE DROLL, THE NIGHT ALIVE & MoreUndermain Theatre's 2015-16 Season to Feature THE DROLL, THE NIGHT ALIVE & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

Katherine Owens, Artistic Director of Undermain Theatre has released the season line-up for 2015-16 saying,  "We are now in our in 32nd year of exploring new writing and revisiting seminal modern works at the Undermain Theatre. Next season we will present a powerful season of premieres, monumental drama, and cutting edge performance with four mainstage productions, each a portrait of a family, bound by blood or by circumstance, confronting the forces of darkness. Two world-premieres bookend a regional premiere of one of the contemporary stage's leading theatrical voices and a masterwork of modern drama by a man some call the father of the American Theater." (more...)

Denis Arndt Replaces Kenneth Walsh in MTC's HEISENBERG; Rehearsals Begin This WeekDenis Arndt Replaces Kenneth Walsh in MTC's HEISENBERG; Rehearsals Begin This Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Heisenberg, the new play by two-time Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Punk Rock), directed by Drama Desk Award winner Mark Brokaw (The Lyons, How I Learned to Drive) starring Denis Arndt (The Night Alive at Geffen Playhouse, "The Practice") and Tony and Emmy Award winner Mary-Louise Parker (Proof, "Weeds") begins rehearsals Thursday. (more...)

David Adkins, Kate Baldwin, Greg Edelman, Alison Fraser and More Set for Berkshire Theatre Group's 2015 Summer Season; Casting Announced!David Adkins, Kate Baldwin, Greg Edelman, Alison Fraser and More Set for Berkshire Theatre Group's 2015 Summer Season; Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Berkshire Theatre Group and Artistic Director/CEO, Kate Maguire, are thrilled to announce the casting for Berkshire Theatre Group's 87th summer season. (more...)

Red Bull Theater's 'TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE Begins TonightRed Bull Theater's 'TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

This season's mainstage production, John Ford's 'Tis Pity She's A Whore, directed by Red Bull Artistic Director Jesse Berger, will begin a limited Off-Broadway engagement tonight, Tuesday April 14th at The Duke on 42nd Street. Opening Night is set for Sunday April 26th. Performances continue through May 16th. (more...)

Stage and Screen Vet Ian McKellen to Play 'Cogsworth' in Live-Action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST MovieStage and Screen Vet Ian McKellen to Play 'Cogsworth' in Live-Action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Movie
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Variety reports that stage veteran and film star Ian McKellen has joined Disney's upcoming live-action adaptation of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST as 'Cogsworth'. (more...)

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