Almeida to Broadcast Rupert Goold's RICHARD III, Starring Ralph Fiennes and Vanessa Redgrave, July 21
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

The Almeida will broadcast Artistic Director Rupert Goold's production of RICHARD III, with Ralph Fiennes as Shakespeare's most notorious villain and Vanessa Redgrave as Queen Margaret, live to cinemas in the UK and around the world on 21 July. (more...)

Lake Forest Theatre to Kick Off its Inaugural Season with THE SECRET GARDEN on June 10
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Lake Forest Theatre presents its inaugural season opener, THE SECRET GARDEN, opening June 10 and running through July 2, with a press opening on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. Managing Artistic Director Steve Malone will direct the season opener at the newly renovated John & Nancy Hughes Theatre, 400 East Illinois Rd. in downtown Lake Forest. The production will be accompanied by a 15-piece live orchestra. (more...)

Richmond Triangle Players to Conclude 23rd Season with THE BOY FROM OZ, 6/15-7/16
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Richmond Triangle Players' 23rd Season will come to a close with its production of the musical smash hit THE BOY FROM OZ, which will play from June 15 - July 16, 2016 at RTP's theater in Scott's Addition.  The play opens Thursday, June 16 at 8 pm, following a low-priced preview on Wednesday, June 15 at 8 pm.   The production is sponsored by Candace L. Osdene and David Peake. (more...)

Lake Forest Theatre to Stage THE SECRET GARDEN, 6/10-7/2
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Lake Forest Theatre presents its inaugural season opener, THE SECRET GARDEN, opening June 10 and running through July 2, with a press opening on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. Managing Artistic Director Steve Malone will direct the season opener at the newly renovated John & Nancy Hughes Theatre, 400 East Illinois Rd. in downtown Lake Forest. The production will be accompanied by a 15-piece live orchestra. (more...)

Andre De Shields to Guest Star in WOZ: A ROCK CABARET at Victory Gardens Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Joining the original cast as the Wizard is Tony Award-nominated actor Andre De Shields, Broadway's original 'The Wiz' (1975). (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of First Folio Theatre's FOOLING BUDDHA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

First Folio Theatre presents the world premiere of the witty magical comedy FOOLING BUDDHA, which opened last Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 8:00 p.m., and runs through Sunday, April 24, 2016. Director Patrick New (The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Three Musketeers, and Around the World in Eighty Days), along with creator and star David Kovac (regional productions of Lost in Yonkers, Triple Espresso, and Design For Living at First Folio Theatre) put on a one-of-a-kind show of storytelling. Check out photos from opening night below! (more...)

Lucas Hnath's THE CHRISTIANS to Play Alley Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for The Christians, a new play written by Lucas Hnath, which runs April 22 - May 15 in the Hubbard Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at David Kovac in FOOLING BUDDHA at First Folio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) presents the world premiere of the witty magical comedy FOOLING BUDDHA, opening this Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 8:00 p.m., and running through Sunday, April 24, 2016. Director Patrick New (The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Three Musketeers, and Around the World in Eighty Days), along with creator and star David Kovac (regional productions of Lost in Yonkers, Triple Espresso, and Design For Living at First Folio Theatre) put on a one-of-a-kind show of storytelling. BroadwayWorld has a first look at Kovac onstage below! (more...)

MCT's FALLEN ANGELS to Run 4/14-5/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre closes it 2015-2016 season with the stylish, witty and sparking classic, FALLEN ANGELS by the master of comedy Noel Coward, April 14 - May 1, 2016. Producing Artistic Director C. Michael Wright will direct MCT favorites Kay Allmand, Matt Koester, Beth Mulkerron, Rick Pendzich, Molly Rhode and Chase Stoeger. FALLEN ANGELS performs in the Broadway Theatre Center's Cabot Theatre in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. (more...)

Schedule, Directors Announced for Gay Play Weekend at Center on Halsted
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

A slate of 4 vibrant and kinetic new LGBTQ+ plays and 1 musical have emerged as finalists in Pride Films and Plays' 2016 Great Gay Play and Musical Contest. They come from writers across the United States, and were selected by a reading team from across the country doing blind readings of the manuscripts. Those five scripts will be performed as Enhanced Staged Readings at the Center On Halsted's Hoover-Leppen, 3540 N Halsted, during Gay Play and Musical Weekend which is April 22 to 24, 2016. Tickets for the event are pay-what-you-can (suggested $10). Find more information at www.pridefilmsandplays.com or 1 800 737 0984. (more...)

Brown Paper Box Co. to Host MARY'Z WITH A 'Z' Tribute Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Brown Paper Box Co. opens its 2016/2017 season with Mary'z with a 'Z,' a cover-to-cover tribute to 1972's Emmy-winning 'Liza With a 'Z' broadcast featuring BPBCo. members, alumni, and fresh faces presenting and reinventing Bob Fosse & Marvin Hamlisch's setlist in its entirety. The evening begins with Kander and Ebb's 'Yes' and ends with a 5-song Cabaret medley. Mixed in are a plethora of standards, show tunes, and numbers written specifically for Ms. Minnelli. (more...)

First Folio Theatre's FOOLING BUDDHA to Run 3/26-4/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

First Folio Theatre presents the WORLD PREMIERE of the witty magical comedy FOOLING BUDDHA, opening Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 8:00 p.m., and running through Sunday, April 24, 2016 with previews March 23- 25. Director Patrick New (The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Three Musketeers, and Around the World in Eighty Days), along with creator and star David Kovac (regional productions of Lost in Yonkers, Triple Espresso, and Design For Living at First Folio Theatre) put on a one-of-a-kind show of storytelling. (more...)

The 43rd Annual JEFF AWARDS Winners Announced - THE HAIRY APE, BYHALIA, MISSISSIPPI, RENT and More Among Top!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

"The Hairy Ape"- Eugene O'Neill's expressionist play presented in a stark, brutal and imaginative setting; "Byhalia, Mississippi"- a new work of southern love and forgiveness, and "Rent"- the musical update of "La Boheme" performed in a small storefront theatre, took home the most honors on Monday, June 6, at Park West during the 43rd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards ceremony recognizing excellence in non-union Chicago theatre.  (more...)

Pride Films and Plays to Present BITE: A Pucking Queer Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

Pride Films and Plays will complete its fun summer in Mary's Attic with the world premiere of BITE: A Pucking Queer Cabaret, PFP Artistic Associate Derek Van Barham's immersive, pop-rock ode to A Midsummer Night's Dream. (more...)

Donna McKechnie and Alexandra Bilings Join PFP's Honorary Board
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

?The Board of Directors of Pride Films and Plays is thrilled to announce Broadway legend Donna McKechnie and actor/activist Alexandra Billings have become the inaugural members of Pride Films and Plays' Honorary Board. (more...)

PRESENT LAUGHTER to Play The Marlowe Theate in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

TWO of the UK's favourite actors lead the cast of Noel Coward's sparking comedy Present Laughter, coming to The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, next month (July). (more...)

Edward Bennett and Lisa Dillon Lead RSC's MUCH ADO and LOVE'S LABOURS LOST London Transfer
by Marianka Swain - Jun 24, 2016

The RSC's hugely acclaimed 2014 pairing of Love's Labour's Lost and Much Ado About Nothing (or Love's Labour's Won) arrives in London this Christmas, following runs at Chichester Festival Theatre and Manchester Opera House. From 9 December 2016 to 18 March 2017, Edward Bennett and Lisa Dillon will delight audiences at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in Christopher Luscombe's elegant, effervescent productions. (more...)

RICHARD III, Starring Ralph Fiennes and Vanessa Redgrave, Eyes Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

The Almeida's production of RICHARD III, with Ralph Fiennes as Shakespeare's most notorious villain and Vanessa Redgrave as Queen Margaret, is likely headed to the West End, and possibly the Great White Way. (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night of THE SECRET GARDEN at Lake Forest Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

 Lake Forest Theatre presents its inaugural season opener, THE SECRET GARDEN, opening June 10 and running through July 2, with the press opening on Friday, June 10, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. Managing Artistic Director Steve Malone will direct the season opener at the newly renovated John & Nancy Hughes Theatre, 400 East Illinois Rd. in downtown Lake Forest. The production will be accompanied by a 15-piece live orchestra. (more...)

THE FATHER's Frank Langella Wins 2016 Tony Award for Best Lead Actor in a Play
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2016

Frank Langella has won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for his role as Andre in THE FATHER. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Lake Forest Theatre's THE SECRET GARDEN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

 Lake Forest Theatre presents its inaugural season opener, THE SECRET GARDEN, opening June 10 and running through July 2, with the press opening on Friday, June 10, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. Managing Artistic Director Steve Malone will direct the season opener at the newly renovated John & Nancy Hughes Theatre, 400 East Illinois Rd. in downtown Lake Forest. The production will be accompanied by a 15-piece live orchestra. (more...)

BITE: A PUCKING QUEER CABARET Opens Tonight at Mary's Attic
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Pride Films and Plays will complete its fun summer in Mary's Attic with the world premiere of BITE: A Pucking Queer Cabaret, PFP Artistic Associate Derek Van Barham's immersive, pop-rock ode to A Midsummer Night's Dream. As Puck and the other fairies at Mary's prepare for a celebration, their world is rocked by news of a break-up between their King and Queen. When four mortals wander up the stairs, they get caught in a web of drinking and deception, as they become pawns in a magical game of love, 400 years in the making. Mary's Attic will be filled with music, dance, and fairies of all kinds, as BITE retells one of the Bard's beloved love stories through a queer lens. (more...)

Pride Films & Plays to Present 'JUDY GARLAND AND LIZA MINNELLI'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Pride Films and Plays will enliven the New Year by bringing back two leading actresses from its recent acclaimed production of the musical The Boy From Oz in a new show entitled Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli - Once in a Lifetime: The London Palladium Concert - a Tribute, featuring Nancy Hays (as Judy Garland) and Michelle Lauto (as Liza Minnelli), with music direction and orchestral arrangements by Robert Ollis (co-producer).  This loving musical tribute recalls the historic concert by these two famous performers at the London Palladium, just as Liza's singing career was beginning to take off. The Boy from Oz veterans Cameron Turner (choreography) and John Nasca (costume design) will round out the creative team for this dynamic new show. (more...)

Randy 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...)

Austin Shakespeare Presents Euripides' MEDEA, Feb. 17 - March 6 at the Long Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

The Greek tragedy Medea by the irreverent Euripides slashes across the stage with the revenge of a woman scorned, starring nationally-acclaimed classical actress, Franchelle Stewart Dorn in the title role. The production runs at the Long Center for the Performing Arts (701 W. Riverside Drive), February 17-March 6, 2016 and is presented by Austin Shakespeare. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/27/2016 - IF/THEN Tour Greets New Faces!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 27, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: IF/THEN gets fresh faces on tour, three shows begin off-Broadway and more! (more...)

Arts Industry to Honour Queensland Actress Carol Burns
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

On Monday 8 February 2016 the arts community and leaders from various industry sectors will gather at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) Playhouse to honour the life and career of the acclaimed and much loved Australian actress, CAROL BURNS who passed away after a brief illness, just before Christmas. (more...)

VIDEO: Alan Cumming Premieres Sneak Peek at 'Hoover Dam: The Musical' on LATE NIGHT
by TV News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

On last night's LATE NIGHT, guest Alan Cumming premiered a sneak peek of his new upcoming Broadway musical HOOVER DAM: THE MUSICAL. (more...)

Rachel Weisz Will Return to the Stage in Revival of David Hare's PLENTY at The Public; David Leveaux to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that David Hare's PLENTY will receuve its first major New York revival as part of The Public's 2016-17 season. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux and featuring Academy and Olivier Award winner Rachel Weisz, the award-winning post-World War II drama about a former secret agent first premiered at The Public in 1982 and then transferred to Broadway in 1983 to receive a Tony nomination for Best Play. (more...)

Jimmy Kerr's HOUSE STRICTLY PRIVATE to Receive Free Reading at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

The Irish Repertory Theatre, which 'encourages the development of works focusing on the Irish and Irish-American experience, and produces works of other cultures interpreted through the lens of an Irish sensibility,' continues the 10th season of the Irish Rep Reading Series.  A staged reading of Jimmy Kerr's play House Strictly Private will be held on Friday, February 26 at 3pm EST at the DR2 Theater, 103 East 15th Street (the Irish Repertory Theatre's temporary home during current renovations).  The Irish Rep's literary manager, Kara Manning, will direct the reading. Tickets are free, and the event is open to the public.  An RSVP to 212-727-2737 is suggested. (more...)

First Folio Theatre to Present FOOLING BUDDHA, 3/23-4/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

? First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) presents the witty comedy FOOLING BUDDHA, opening Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 8:00 p.m., and running through Sunday, April 24, 2016 with previews March 23- 25. Director Patrick New (The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Three Musketeers, and Around the World in Eighty Days), along with creator and star David Kovac (regional productions of Lost in Yonkers, Triple Espresso, and Design For Living at First Folio Theatre) put on a one-of-a-kind show of storytelling. (more...)

Cast Announced for REASONS TO BE HAPPY at Hampstead Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

Hampstead Theatre presents the UK premiere of Neil LaBute's romantic comedy REASONS TO BE HAPPY, which previews from 17 March and opens 24 March for a run through 16 April 2016. Directed by Michael Attenborough, the full cast features Tom Burke, Warren Brown, Robyn Addison, and Lauren O'Neil. (more...)

Franchelle Dorn to Lead Austin Shakespeare's MEDEA at the Long Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Based upon the Greek legend, after betraying her family to get the Golden Fleece for the hero, Jason, he brings Medea and their sons to Corinth where he unexpectedly decides to marry the princess. Faced with the ultimate betrayal, Medea exacts her revenge. (more...)

BWW Interview: Phil Geoffrey Bond Producer of SIMPLY STREISAND at NJPAC on 2/6
by Marina Kennedy - Feb 1, 2016

Broadwayworld.com interviewed Phil Geoffrey Bond, Producer of 'Simply Streisand' at NJPAC on 2/6. (more...)

Final Cast, Creatives Set for BRITTEN IN BROOKLYN Premiere at Wilton's Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

Final casting and creatives have been announced for the world premiere of Zoe Lewis's 'Britten in Brooklyn' at Wilton's Music Hall. (more...)

Noel Coward's HOME CHAT To Have Its First UK Production In 90 Years
by Edward Baker - Aug 5, 2016

'I am shirking off the chains that have shackled me for so long - I have suddenly come to realise that I am a woman - a living, passionate, pulsating woman - it never occurred to me before.' (more...)

Polly Adams, Tim Chipping, Philip Correia and More to Lead HOME CHAT at Finborough
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

A unique rediscovery in its first UK production since its premiere in 1927, Home Chat by Noel Coward opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 30 August 2016 (Press Night: Thursday, 1 September and Friday, 2 September 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Tony-Winning CABARET Comes to Atlanta's Fox Theatre This Fall; Tickets on Sale This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta announced today that individual tickets for the Atlanta engagement of Roundabout Theatre Company's CABARET will go on sale Sunday, August 28 at 10 a.m. (more...)

CHICK FLICK THE MUSICAL to Premiere This Fall in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Grab your friends and head out for an evening of humor, heart, and harmony as Chick Flick the Musical comes to The Royal George Theatre Cabaret, 1641 N. Halsted Street in Chicago. This uniquely female-positive new musical begins previews November 1, and opens November 10 for an open run. (more...)

BAD JEWS to Launch 2016-17 at BBPAC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Black Box Studios presents the first fully­produced show of the 2016­-17 season, Black Box Studios' inaugural season of professional theatre: a new production of Bad Jews by Joshua Harmon (B'way 2016-­17 season: Significant Other), directed by Black Box Performing Arts Center's Artistic Director, Matt Okin. (more...)

Cast Announced for RESOLUTION Premiere at Pride Films and Plays
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Pride Films and Plays is excited to start its fall season with the world premiere of Resolution, opening October 24 at Rivendell Theater, 5779 N. Ridge Ave., Chicago. Executive Director David Zak and Artistic Director Nelson Rodriguez announced the full cast today. (more...)

AstonRep's THE BLACK SLOT to Make World Premiere This Fall at Raven Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

AstonRep Theatre Company is pleased to open its 2016-17 season with the world premiere of THE BLACK SLOT, Warren Hoffman's hilarious and biting satire about racial politics in the American regional theater, directed by Associate Artistic Director Derek Bertelsen*. (more...)

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre to Welcome Noel Coward Expert Geoffrey Johnson, 4/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) welcomes Geoffrey Johnson, longtime friend and representative of Noel Coward and a Trustee of the Noel Coward Foundation, as he shares personal reflections on the playwright. From Ten Chimneys to Jamaica, New York to London, we'll be treated to an intimate look at the last decade of Coward's life. Randy Bryant, Executive Director of Ten Chimneys - where Coward was a frequent guest - will moderate the presentation. "Remembering Noel" will be at the Broadway Theatre Center on Wednesday, April 20 as part of MCT's ViewPoints series in conjunction with our production of Coward's FALLEN ANGELS.  The ViewPoints presentation is free and open to the public and will begin at 6:30 p.m. immediately before the 7:30 p.m. evening performance of FALLEN ANGELS. (more...)

Full Cast Set for Brown Paper Box Co.'s MARY'Z WITH A 'Z'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Brown Paper Box Co. opens its 2016/2017 season with MARY'Z WITH A 'Z,' a cover-to-cover tribute to 1972's Emmy-winning 'Liza With a 'Z' broadcast featuring BPBCo. members, alumni, and fresh faces presenting and reinventing Bob Fosse & Marvin Hamlisch's setlist in its entirety. The evening begins with Kander and Ebb's 'Yes' and ends with a 5-song Cabaret medley. Mixed in are a plethora of standards, show tunes, and numbers written specifically for Ms. Minnelli. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: 43rd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards Nominees Are Announced - HEATHERS, BYHALIA, MISSISSIPPI, LONDON WALL and More!
by Stage Tube - Apr 27, 2016

The Jeff Awards Committee today announced 121 nominations in 24 categories for the 43rd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards for productions that opened between April 1, 2015, and March 31, 2016. The Non-Equity Awards honor excellence in Chicago theatres not under a union contract. Jeff judges attended opening nights of 148 productions offered by 67 Non-Equity producing organizations. The Jeff Committee recommended 65 of those shows (or 44%), making them eligible for Non-Equity Jeff Award nominations. Of the 65 Jeff Recommended productions, a record 53 (or 82%) received nominations, representing 32 theatre companies. (more...)

Jennifer Ehle, Jefferson Mays and More to Lead Lincoln Center Theater's OSLO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Lincoln Center Theater will welcome Michael Aronov, Adam Dannheisser, Jennifer Ehle, Daniel Jenkins, Dariush Kashani, Jefferson Mays, Daniel Oreskes, Henny Russell, Joseph Siravo, and T. Ryder Smith in the cast of its upcoming production of OSLO, a new play by J.T. Rogers, directed by Bartlett Sher. (more...)

Chichester's THIS HOUSE to Transfer to the Garrick Theatre This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

James Graham's critically acclaimed political drama THIS HOUSE will transfer to the Garrick Theatre, following its upcoming run at Chichester's Minerva Theatre. (more...)

FOOLING BUDDHA Sets Special Ticket Offer for Final Weekend at First Folio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

First Folio Theatre presents the WORLD PREMIERE of the witty magical comedy FOOLING BUDDHA, opening Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 8:00 p.m., and running through Sunday, April 24, 2016 with previews March 23- 25. Director Patrick New (The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Three Musketeers, and Around the World in Eighty Days), along with creator and star David Kovac (regional productions of Lost in Yonkers, Triple Espresso, and Design For Living at First Folio Theatre) put on a one-of-a-kind show of storytelling. (more...)

Film Forum to Screen One-Week Noel Coward Festival This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

NOËL COWARD, a one week festival devoted to the English playwright, actor, singer, composer, lyricist, director, screenwriter, and wit, will run at Film Forum from Friday, May 13 through Thursday, May 19. (more...)

KING JOHN Cast Announced at Rose Theatre Kingston
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Rose Theatre Kingston today announces cast for King John. Trevor Nunn returns to the Rose to direct Jamie Ballard as King John, Howard Charles as Philip the Bastard, Lisa Dillon as Constance and Maggie Steed as Queen Eleanor. (more...)

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