Red Bull Theater Sets 12th Season with THE CHANGELING, SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL, Star-Packed Readings and MoreRed Bull Theater Sets 12th Season with THE CHANGELING, SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL, Star-Packed Readings and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

Red Bull Theater today announced that their 12th Season will include revivals of Thomas Middleton and William Rowley's THE CHANGELING and Richard Brinsley Sheridan's THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL, along with an all new season of their acclaimed 'Revelation Readings,' including George Etherege's THE MAN OF MODE and more. (more...)

August Strindberg Rep to Stage BURNT HOUSE This OctoberAugust Strindberg Rep to Stage BURNT HOUSE This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2015

When a man's house comes down, so do the layers of secrets he has built his life on in August Strindberg's BURNT HOUSE, which will be presented by August Strindberg Repertory Theatre from October 3 to 30 at Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street. (more...)

BWW Review: AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE Is as Versatile as Ever in a Mixed BillBWW Review: AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE Is as Versatile as Ever in a Mixed Bill
by Sondra Forsyth - Oct 30, 2015

According to a 1998 review of ABT by Jack Anderson in The New York Times, publicists for the company in the early days used to call the troupe 'a museum of the dance.' Anderson commented that this is a good phrase to describe the company 'provided one realizes that great museums can encourage new art as well as preserve old'. I heartily concur. As I've mentioned before, I always remind my ballet students that we can hang a Rembrandt or a Picasso on a museum wall for posterity, but each generation of dancers must be capable performing both the old and the new if we are to keep our history alive. Fortunately, true to ABT's founding mission 'to develop a repertoire of the best ballets from the past and to encourage the creation of new works by gifted young choreographers,' this national treasure continues to present accurate historical reconstructions as well as new works by today's choreographers. (more...)

August Strindberg Rep to Stage BURNT HOUSE This OctoberAugust Strindberg Rep to Stage BURNT HOUSE This October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2015

When a man's house comes down, so do the layers of secrets he has built his life on in August Strindberg's BURNT HOUSE, which will be presented by August Strindberg Repertory Theatre from October 3 to 30 at Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street. (more...)

Justin Kirk, Nicole Parker, James Barry and Lucas Papaelias to Reprise Roles in THESE PAPER BULLETS at the Atlantic; Full Cast Announced!Justin Kirk, Nicole Parker, James Barry and Lucas Papaelias to Reprise Roles in THESE PAPER BULLETS at the Atlantic; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

BroadwayWorld is excited to report complete casting for the New York premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist and Emmy Award nominated writer Rolin Jones and Tony Award nominee and Grammy Award winning Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong's new play with music THESE PAPER BULLETS!, directed by Jackson Gay at Atlantic Theater Company. Much of the company carries over from the show's Los Angeles premiere. (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 - Oct 20, 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...)

The Tiger Lillies to Present LULU - A MURDER BALLADThe Tiger Lillies to Present LULU - A MURDER BALLAD
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2015

The Tiger Lillies' genre-defying brand of other-worldly vocals and unnerving performance style has carved them a unique niche in the cabaret and music theatre scene and earned them a Grammy nomination. After a sell-out run of THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER at the Southbank Centre, the cult creators of the Olivier Award-winning SHOCKHEADED PETER now stage LULU - A MURDER BALLAD, adapted from the German macabre classics by Frank Wedekind, Earth Spirit (1895) and Pandora's Box (1904). (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 11, 2015BWW's On This Day - October 11, 2015
by - Oct 11, 2015

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

SALOME Set for The Women's Voices Theater FestivalSALOME Set for The Women's Voices Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

Turning away from what she calls Oscar Wilde's "Dance of Death" and instead creating a "Dance of Life," internationally acclaimed adaptor-director Yael Farber has reinterpreted the biblical figure known as Salome as an agent of revolution whose mysterious act-demanding the head of John the Baptist-changed the course of history. The world premiere of Salome opens the Shakespeare Theatre Company's 2015-2016 Mainstage Season and marks the Company's entry in the Women's Voices Theater Festival. The production runs October 6-November 8, 2015, at the Lansburgh Theatre (450 7th Street NW). (more...)

Shaw Festival Announces Principal Casting for 2016 SeasonShaw Festival Announces Principal Casting for 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell and the Shaw Festival announce principal casting and the creative teams for the 2016 playbill. The 2016 season features new and core ensemble members and beloved returning artists celebrating Ms. Maxwell's final season and 14-year tenure at The Shaw. (more...)

Olivier Nominee Nicholas Le Prevost to Lead Howard Baker Double Bill at the ArcolaOlivier Nominee Nicholas Le Prevost to Lead Howard Baker Double Bill at the Arcola
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

Celebrated National Theatre and RSC actor, Olivier Award nominee Nicholas Le Prevost, returns to the Arcola to voice the role of Isonzo in an immersive audio experience in a Howard Baker double bill, directed by the RSC's Robyn Winfield-Smith, at the Arcola Theatre, 25th November to 19th December 2015. Press night is Friday 27 November, 8pm. The title role of Judith will be played by Coronation Street actress Catherine Cusack. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at A CHRISTMAS STORY - THE MUSICAL at the ParamountPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at A CHRISTMAS STORY - THE MUSICAL at the Paramount
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

Families, set your holiday entertainment dials for excitement, because Chicago musical theater powerhouse, the Paramount Theatre in Aurora, is turning one of the most iconic holiday movies ever made into a larger-than-life musical blockbuster, November 25-January 3. Director Nick Bowling will make his Paramount debut with A CHRISTMAS STORY - THE MUSICAL, everyone's favorite holiday comedy about little Ralphie and his quest for a Red Ryder BB gun. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

Marsha Mason, Matthew Rauch and More to Star in Red Bull's THE MALCONTENT, 11/16Marsha Mason, Matthew Rauch and More to Star in Red Bull's THE MALCONTENT, 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

Red Bull Theater today announced that their Twelfth Season will continue with John Marston's THE MALCONTENT, directed by Derek Smith, featuring Matthew Rauch ('Banshee') four-time Academy Award nominee Marsha Mason, Kelley Curran, Christopher Innvar, Christina Rouner and more. This savage satire follows Malevole, the sarcastic court jester as he lambastes Renaissance Genoa with his caustic wit. But in a tale of false deaths, seductions, and adulteries, is this jester truly what he seems to be? (more...)

Photo Flash: More Shots from A CHRISTMAS STORY at Parmount TheatrePhoto Flash: More Shots from A CHRISTMAS STORY at Parmount Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2015

Director Nick Bowling will make his Paramount debut with A CHRISTMAS STORY - THE MUSICAL, everyone's favorite holiday comedy about little Ralphie and his quest for a Red Ryder BB gun. BroadwayWorld has more photos from the show below! (more...)

Billie Joe Armstrong's THESE PAPER BULLETS Begins Tonight Off-BroadwayBillie Joe Armstrong's THESE PAPER BULLETS Begins Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

The New York premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist and Emmy Award nominated writer Rolin Jones and Tony Award nominee and Grammy Award winning Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong's new play with music THESE PAPER BULLETS!, directed by Jackson Gay, begins tonight, November 20, at Atlantic Theater Company. (more...)

Geraint Wyn Davies Joins Red Bull Theater's THE MALCONTENTGeraint Wyn Davies Joins Red Bull Theater's THE MALCONTENT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

Red Bull Theater today announced that their Twelfth Season will continue with John Marston's THE MALCONTENT, directed by Derek Smith, featuring Geraint Wyn Davies along with the previously announced Matthew Rauch ('Banshee'), four-time Academy Award nominee Marsha Mason, Kelley Curran, Clifton Duncan, Cameron Folmar, Christopher Innvar, Rachel Mewbron, Christina Rouner, Rocco Sisto, Susanna Stahlmann, and Nathan Wilkenstein.  (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...)

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 - May 21, 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...)

Denis Arndt and Mary-Louise Parker Star in MTC's HEISENBERG, Beginning TonightDenis Arndt and Mary-Louise Parker Star in MTC's HEISENBERG, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 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 & Emmy Award winner Mary-Louise Parker (Proof, 'Weeds'), will play a strictly limited 6-week engagement beginning tonight, May 19, and opening Wednesday, June 3 as part of MTC's 2014-2015 season of The Studio at Stage II -- Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center. (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...)

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...)

Denis Arndt and Mary-Louise Parker Star in MTC's HEISENBERG, Opening TonightDenis Arndt and Mary-Louise Parker Star in MTC's HEISENBERG, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 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') opens tonight, June 3, as part of MTC's 2014-2015 season of The Studio at Stage II -- Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center -- Stage II (131 West 55th Street). (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...)

Unicorn Theatre's Purni Morell Directs ALPHA BETA at Finborough, Now thru July 19Unicorn Theatre's Purni Morell Directs ALPHA BETA at Finborough, Now thru July 19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 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 tonight, 18 June, 2015 (Press Nights: Tuesday 23, June and Wednesday, 24 June at 7.30pm). (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...)

Shaw Festival Adds Performances to 2016 seasonShaw Festival Adds Performances to 2016 season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

"In her final year as Artistic Director, Jackie has programmed a season that showcases the diversity and strength of work created here at the Shaw Festival and our patrons have responded enthusiastically," said Tim Jennings, Executive Director of the Shaw Festival. "Based on the first month of sales, we've decided that we need to provide more opportunities to see some of the Festival's highlights." (more...)

Randy Harrison and Andrea Goss to Lead CABARET at Segerstrom Center This SummerRandy Harrison and Andrea Goss to Lead CABARET at Segerstrom Center This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

CABARET, the musical masterpiece, returns direct from Broadway! (more...)

BWW Feature: Soon Clevelanders Will be Going to the Shaw Festival in CanadaBWW Feature: Soon Clevelanders Will be Going to the Shaw Festival in Canada
by Roy Berko - Jan 22, 2016

The Canadian winds are whipping across Lake Erie! Yes, the snow is on the ground, the weather is miserable, but soon the cold winds will subside and many Clevelanders will start their trek to the land of the maple leaf and cross one of the many bridges in their treks north to Canada for wonderful theater. (more...)

Michael Pennington to Lead New KING LEAR UK TourMichael Pennington to Lead New KING LEAR UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) has announced that a major new production of Shakespeare's greatest tragedy, King Lear, will embark on a UK tour to nine regional venues from April to July in association with the Royal & Derngate Theatre, Northampton.  (more...)

Linda Marlowe to Lead Tennessee Williams' IN THE BAR OF A TOKYO HOTEL at Charing CrossLinda Marlowe to Lead Tennessee Williams' IN THE BAR OF A TOKYO HOTEL at Charing Cross
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

?In only its second London production in the 33 years since his death, IN THE BAR OF A TOKYO HOTEL, directed by Robert Chevara, will run for a  6-week season at Charing Cross Theatre from Tuesday 5 April -  Saturday 14 May. (more...)

Billie Joe Armstrong's THESE PAPER BULLETS Opens Tonight Off-BroadwayBillie Joe Armstrong's THESE PAPER BULLETS Opens Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

The New York premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist and Emmy Award nominated writer Rolin Jones and Tony Award nominee and Grammy Award winning Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong's new play with music THESE PAPER BULLETS!, directed by Jackson Gay, opens tonight, December 15, at Atlantic Theater Company. (more...)

Nadine Garner Stars in THE WEIR, Opening Tonight at Arts Centre MelbourneNadine Garner Stars in THE WEIR, Opening Tonight at Arts Centre Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 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 tonight 20 August at Arts Centre Melbourne, Fairfax Studio before touring to Hobart for a season at the Theatre Royal. (more...)

Michael Harp, Philip Earl Johnson and More to Lead A CHRISTMAS STORY - THE MUSICAL at the Paramount This WinterMichael Harp, Philip Earl Johnson and More to Lead A CHRISTMAS STORY - THE MUSICAL at the Paramount This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Families, set your holiday entertainment dials for excitement, because Chicago musical theater powerhouse, the Paramount Theatre in Aurora, is turning one of the most iconic holiday movies ever made into a larger-than-life musical blockbuster, November 25-January 3. (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...)

Review Roundup: THE VISIT Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!Review Roundup: THE VISIT Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Apr 23, 2015

The Visit, the final musical ever by legendary Tony Award-winning duo John Kander and Fred Ebb, celebrates its opening tonight, April 23, 2015 at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street). Let's see what the critics had to say... (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's 'TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE Begins Tonight Off-BroadwayRed Bull's 'TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE Begins Tonight Off-Broadway
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, April 14th at The Duke on 42nd Street. Opening Night is set for Sunday April 26th. Performances continue through May 16th. (more...)

Twitter Watch: Josh Gad Takes Selfie with BEAUTY AND THE  BEAST Cast!Twitter Watch: Josh Gad Takes Selfie with BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Cast!
by BWW Staff - Apr 14, 2015

On Twitter Watch, Josh Gad wrote ' that stage veteran and film star Ian McKellen has joined Disney's upcoming live-action adaptation of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST as 'Cogsworth'. Set for a release on March 17, 2017, the beloved tale will be retold for the big screen with a modern live-action lens and the help of transformative CG magic. As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Emma Watson and Dan Stevens will star as Belle and the Beast/Prince respectively, and Luke Evans will play the role of Gaston. Emma Thompson has joined the cast as Mrs. Potts and Kevin Kline as Belle's father, Maurice. As BWW announced previously, Josh Gad will reportedly take on the role of Le Fou, with six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald playing Garderobe. Eight-time Oscar-winner Alan Menken, who won two Academy Awards for the 1991 animated classic, will score the new BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, which will feature new recordings of the original songs in addition to several new songs written by Menken and Sir Tim Rice. Bill Condon will direct from a script by Stephen Chbosky, and the film will be produced by Mandeville Films' David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman. Production begins in May at Shepperton Studios in London. Disney also recently announced it will be creating live-action versions of MULAN and PINOCCHIO, joining reboots of THE JUNGLE BOOK, PETE'S DRAGON and WINNIE THE POOH. The live-action adaptation of CINDERELLA, starring Lily James, just hit the big screen this winter. McKellen was last seen on the big screen as 'Gandalf' in THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES (a role he originated in THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy) and will soon appear in MR. HOLMES and THE DRESSER. He is also well known for his role as 'Magneto' in the X-MEN movies. The Olivier-winning, classically trained actor last starred on Broadway in NO MAN'S LAND and WAITING FOR GODOT opposite Patrick Stewart. Before that, he appeared in Dance of Death, IAN MCKELLEN: A KNIGHT OUT AT THE LYCEUM, WILD HONEY, IAN MCKELLEN: ACTING SHAKESPEARE, AMADEUS -- which earned him a Tony Award in 1981 -- and THE PROMISE. McKellen was a member of the Old Vic and has performed at the Chichester Festival, in the West End, and with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal National Theatre and more. 1991's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST was an animated musical romantic fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Based on the traditional French fairy tale of the same name by Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont,Beauty and the Beast is the 30th film in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series. Additionally, it is third in the Disney Renaissance period. Starring Paige O'Hara and Robby Benson, Beauty and the Beast focuses on the relationship between the Beast (Benson), a prince who is magically transformed into a monster as punishment for his arrogance, and Belle (O'Hara), a young woman who he imprisons in his castle. The film also features the voices of Richard White, Jerry Orbach, David Ogden Stiers, and Angela Lansbury, who occupy supporting roles. The film was a box office success, and has since garnered over $424 million worldwide. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST was nominated for several awards, winning the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy. Beauty and the Beast became the first animated film to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture; it also received five additional Academy Award nominations, including Best Original Score, Best Sound, and three separate nominations for Best Original Song. Ultimately, the film won Best Original Score, while Best Original Song was awarded to its title song. In 2002, Beauty and the Beast was deemed 'culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant' by the Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry. In April 1994, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST became Disney's first animated film to be adapted into a Broadway musical. ' (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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