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Sorry GAME OF THRONES Fans - Angela Lansbury Will NOT Appear in Season 7
by TV News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Last week, BWW shared reports that stage and screen legend Angela Lansbury was in talks for a guest role for the 7th installment of the cult series GAME OF THRONES. Today however, EW has confirmed with the actress' team that the report was inaccurate (more...)

Unicorn Theatre Presents HAND TO GOD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2016

In Robert Askins' Hand to God, when sock puppet, Tyrone, takes on a wickedly funny and shockingly dangerous personality all his own, the introverted teenager, Jason, who created him finds his world turned inside out. Crude, lewd Tyrone has a knack for telling the truth Jason never could and his small Texas town and Christian puppet club will never be the same in this riotous Broadway hit comedy... Warning: Graphic puppet sex and devilish behavior (so leave the kids at home). (more...)

Belgian Alt Pop Artist Oscar and the Wolf Unveils 'The Game' Music Video
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Belgian alt pop artist Max Colombie aka Oscar and the Wolf today unveils the video for smouldering single The Game, released via Play It Again Sam/Neon Gold Records. (more...)

Exclusive: Angela Lansbury Reveals She Won't Return to Broadway in THE CHALK GARDEN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

In a new interview this morning when asked about her planned Broadway return in THE CHALK GARDEN, Angela Lansbury told BroadwayWorld.com's Richard Ridge exclusively that 'I have decided against coming back to Broadway.' (more...)

Angela Lansbury to Guest Star in GAME OF THRONES Season 7?
by TV News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

Just after the news that fellow theatre vet Jim Broadbent will appear in the final season of HBO's GAME OF THRONES, Express writes that stage and screen legend Angela Lansbury is in talks for a guest role for the 7th installment of the cult series. (more...)

MOBILE UNIT'S HAMLET, Starring Chukwudi Iwuji, Begins Next Week at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

The Public Theater will begin previews for the MOBILE UNIT'S Hamlet on Monday, September 19. (more...)

Presentato oggi alla 'Casa Argentina' di Roma il Musical 'Evita'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Presentato oggi alla 'Casa Argentina' di Roma (Sede Culturale Ambasciata Argentina in Italia) il Musical  'Evita' con Malika Ayane, regia di Massimo Romeo Piparo. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for Print Room at The Coronet's THE TEMPEST Starring Kevin McMonagle and Charlotte Brimble
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

The full cast for Print Room at the Coronet's The Tempest is today announced. Directed by Simon Usher, who garnered critical acclaim for his Hamlet at Belgrade Coventry and his Timon of Athens, Pericles and The Winter's Tale at Leicester Haymarket, this is the first staging of Shakespeare by the Notting Hill Gate venue. Design is by Lee Newby.  (more...)

The Boston Modern Orchestra Project and Odyssey Opera Present the THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Two of Boston's leading musical ensembles—the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) and Odyssey Opera—present Lowell Liebermann's opera The Picture of Dorian Gray (1995) in a semi-staged production. Conductor Gil Rose leads the acclaimed musicians of BMOP and Odyssey Opera's cast of stellar vocal soloists in Liebermann's version of Oscar Wilde's classic novel of philosophical horror. Boston's own Jon Jurgens, hailed as an “affable, open-throated Italian tenor” by Opera News, will perform the title role of Dorian Gray. (more...)

BWW Intweview: Reeve Carney does the Time Warp as Riff Raff
by E.H. Reiter - Oct 19, 2016

Reeve Carney is Riff Raff in the Fox remake of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, airing on October 2oth at 8pm. Check your local listing for detail and be prepared to do the Time Warp again! (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 10/14/2016 - THE CHERRY ORCHARD Opens and More!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 14, 2016

This weekend's big news: Broadway's THE CHERRY ORCHARD, starring Diane Lane, opens on Sunday! (more...)

Lady Bracknell Presents: Grimm Brothers Fairy Tales
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Slipstream is bursting at the seams to launch a new season with a vehicle (or a vehicular as in HoverRound) for the acclaimed Richard Payton! December kicks off the company's third season with Lady Bracknell Presents: Grimm Brothers Fairy Tales. (more...)

BWW Review: Literature and Law Combine in CATCO's Latest Production
by Amanda Etchison - Nov 6, 2016

Mere blocks from the highest court in Ohio, a richly appointed mock courtroom serves as the setting for 'Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde,' the latest production performed by CATCO at Columbus' Vern Riffe Center Studio Two Theatre. (more...)

New Book Series From Brian S. Ference is Launched
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Dorian Gray returns with an unusual twist in a new book series 'The Wolf of Dorian Gray'. Self-publishing indie author Brian S. Ference has released the first book subtitled 'A Werewolf Spawned by the Evil of Man' with worldwide distribution. He is simultaneously launching a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to fund the creation of the second book. Platinum backers of the campaign will have their names and descriptions written in as characters to the second book 'Purgatory of the Werewolf'. There are several stretch goals in the campaign and if 'Bonus Level Four' is achieved then all backers pledging $25 or more will receive all three books in the series as both Audiobooks, eBooks, and printed 6'x9' perfect bound paperback format. To view the campaign video go to http://www.thewolfofdoriangray.com. (more...)

Photo Coverage: First look at CATCO's GROSS INDECENCY: THE THREE TRIALS OF OSCAR WILDE
by Jerri Shafer - Nov 2, 2016

In three short months the most celebrated playwright and wit of Victorian England, who brought us The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Importance of Being Earnest, plummeted from the darling of British society and the world into humiliation and ruin. (more...)

Odyssey Opera Continues Wilde Opera Nights Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Boston's most original and innovative opera company, Odyssey Opera, continues its Wilde Opera Nights series, a season-long exploration of operatic works inspired by the writings and world of Oscar Wilde. (more...)

Theatr Clwyd Announces 2017 Summer and Autumn Seasons
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

As she completes her first year as Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd, Tamara Harvey today announces the 2017 Summer and Autumn seasons for the company. These include four world premieres; BoHo, a co-production with Hijinx Theatre which features both learning disabled and non-disabled actors, and, after a successful collaboration on the production of Love Lies and Taxidermy, Theatr Clwyd reunites with Paines Plough to open the 2017 Roundabout Season with co-productions of Black Mountain, Out Of Love and How To Be A Kid in collaboration with the Orange Tree Theatre. The Theatr Clwyd and Sheffield Theatres co-production of a new adaptation of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, by Welsh Playwright Peter Gill, will be directed by Harvey and will open at Clwyd from the 21 September ahead of transferring to Sheffield Theatres as part of Robert Hastie's inaugural season. (more...)


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Photo Flash: Urgent Call to Action BUILDING THE WALL will Premiere at Fountain Theatre, Roll Across US
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2017

A new play by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan (The Kentucky Cycle, All the Way, Hacksaw Ridge), written in direct response to the immigration policies of the Trump administration, reveals how those policies might lead to a terrifying, seemingly inconceivable, yet inevitable conclusion.Building the Wall opens at the Fountain Theatre onMarch 18, the first in a series of productions set to take place at theaters across the U.S. as part of a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. (more...)

BWW Review: BOOTYCANDY Sizzles With Satire and Seethes With Inner Turmoil
by Perry Tannenbaum - Mar 17, 2017

Robert O'Hara's BOOTYCANDY has a merry old time lampooning trashy black mammas and a grandiloquent Sunday preacher, but the turbulence lurking within his gay anti-hero is indicative of the the playwright's ambivalence toward white people and his inner self-doubts. (more...)

Recorded Books Inc. Sponsors Audiobook Giveaway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Recorded Books Inc. has awarded a $1,000 classics audiobook collection to Port Jefferson Free Library of Port Jefferson, New York, for its participation in The Literary Classics Online Book Club. (more...)

Bee Advocacy Takes the Stage in BUZZ, SON OF A BEE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2017

BUZZ is a timely musical with two hearts-One, the coming together of eight diverse characters who eventually form a Company, and in so doing, a Connection, via a strange catalyst...Bees. Saving bees--one song at a time--and spreading love & laughter--that's what makes this musical sparkle (more...)

Core Creative Productions Premieres DRONES at Planet Connections Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Core Creative Productions (CCP) -- the company that produced Chokehold, the Outstanding Overall Production of a New Play at the 2015 Planet Connections Festivity - returns to the festival this year with Drones, a new play written and directed by Anthony P. Pennino. This production is the world premiere of the play. Adapted from an incident in The Iliad, the play imagines an alternative reality where the war between Greece and Troy never ended; the modern technology of warfare (satellites, air strikes, unmanned drones, engineered pathogens) blends into the mythic landscape of Homer's poem. (more...)

Showtime's PENNY DREADFUL Cancelled After Three Season Run
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

The critically acclaimed SHOWTIME drama PENNY DREADFUL has slayed its final demon – last night's jaw-dropping finale marked the series finale of the three-season opus envisioned by creator, writer and executive producer John Logan (more...)

Core Creative Productions Premieres DRONES at Planet Connections Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2016

Core Creative Productions (CCP) -- the company that produced Chokehold, the Outstanding Overall Production of a New Play at the 2015 Planet Connections Festivity - returns to the festival this year with Drones, a new play written and directed by Anthony P. Pennino. This production is the world premiere of the play. Adapted from an incident in The Iliad, the play imagines an alternative reality where the war between Greece and Troy never ended; the modern technology of warfare (satellites, air strikes, unmanned drones, engineered pathogens) blends into the mythic landscape of Homer's poem. (more...)

Synetic Theater to Remount TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

After acclaim from critics and audiences alike, Synetic Theater will remount their 2014 smash-hit Twelfth Night. (more...)

Core Creative Productions Premieres DRONES at Planet Connections Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

Core Creative Productions (CCP) -- the company that produced Chokehold, the Outstanding Overall Production of a New Play at the 2015 Planet Connections Festivity - returns to the festival this year with Drones, a new play written and directed by Anthony P. Pennino. This production is the world premiere of the play. Adapted from an incident in The Iliad, the play imagines an alternative reality where the war between Greece and Troy never ended; the modern technology of warfare (satellites, air strikes, unmanned drones, engineered pathogens) blends into the mythic landscape of Homer's poem. (more...)

World premiere of Ron Elisha's THE SOUL OF WITTGENSTEIN
by Edward Baker - Jul 7, 2016

THE SOUL OF WITTGENSTEIN offers a fictional account of one of the finest philosopher's of the 20th century, Ludwig Wittgenstein, whilst he was a volunteer hospital porter at Guy's Hospital during World War Two. (more...)

Chukwudi Iwuji to Lead the Public's Free MOBILE UNIT Production of HAMLET This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Continuing its commitment to bringing free Shakespeare to the community and strengthening audience engagement with the arts, The Public Theater will mount its MOBILE UNIT again this fall with a free three-week tour to the five boroughs of Shakespeare's HAMLET, directed by Patricia McGregor. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Matthew Bourne's Production of THE RED SHOES
by Marianka Swain - Jul 26, 2016

New Adventures has announced the full casting for the world premiere of Matthew Bourne's production of THE RED SHOES, opening at the Theatre Royal Plymouth on Monday 21 November with an eight-week Christmas season at Sadler's Wells from Tuesday 6 December 2016 to Sunday 29 January 2017. Press Night is Wednesday 14 December (more...)

The Old Laundry Theatre Announces Autumn Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

The Old Laundry Theatre, Bowness-on-Windermere, in the heart of the Lake District, announces its exciting and diverse Autumn season including GRIFF RHYS JONES' first solo comedy tour with his brand new show Jones And Smith. ALAN AYCKBOURN directs the first major revival of his classic comedy Henceforward. And, as part of Beatrix Potter's 150th anniversary year, The Old Laundry Theatre presents a new adaptation of Eric Pringle's insightful play Meeting Bea. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016: BWW Q&A - Jekyll and Hyde
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 15, 2016

We speak to C&D productions ahead of their run of Jekyll & Hyde at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe. (more...)

BWW Preview: Dorian Gray Opens at the Overtime This Weekend
by Backstage Bunny - Jul 11, 2016

Derek Berlin, who won an ATAC Globe award for his performance in the title role of the musical Nosferatu at PASA in June last year, is opening his one-man show on Dorian Gray (adapted from Oscar Wilde's 'The Picture of Dorian Gray') at the Overtime this coming weekend. (more...)

Recorded Books Kicks Announces The Literary Classics Online Book Club
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Recorded Books, a leader in spoken-word content and provider of digital media, announces its third year of The Literary Classics Online Book Club. (more...)

Gonzo Moose Theatre Company to Welcome UK Tour of THE THING THAT CAME FROM OVER THERE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Gonzo Moose Theatre Company have announced the UK Tour of The Thing That Came From Over There, running January 27th 2017 - April 8th 2017. (more...)

The New York Musical Festival Announces Initial Lineup for 2017 Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) announced today the initial lineup for 2017 NYMF. Among the shows announced in the lineup are the Next Link Project musical selections, as well as invited production selections. Now in its fourteenth year, the 2017 Festival will take place July 10th through August 6th at locations around midtown Manhattan in New York City. Dan Markley serves as NYMF Executive Director & Producer and Rachel Sussman serves as Director of Programming & Artist Services. (more...)

Re-Interpretation of THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY to be Staged at the Festival of Sex, Love and Death at the Pleasance Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Ruby In The Dust announce their involvement in the Festival of Sex, Love and Death: a brand new multi-arts festival featuring an innovative and exciting programme of events: opera, cabaret, physical theatre, new writing and spoken word. The festival will form a melting pot of theatre-makers connected by the key forces that drive how we perceive and experience our lives: sex, love and death. The festival runs at the Pleasance Theatre from 22nd June to 1st July. (more...)

Robert Schenkkan's BUILDING THE WALL Will Premiere at Fountain Theatre, Roll Across U.S.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

A new play by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan (The Kentucky Cycle, All the Way, Hacksaw Ridge), written in direct response to the immigration policies of the Trump administration, reveals how those policies might lead to a terrifying, seemingly inconceivable, yet inevitable conclusion. Building the Wall opens at the Fountain Theatre on March 18, the first in a series of productions set to take place at theaters across the U.S. as part of a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. (more...)

Odyssey Opera Announces THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST As Part of WILDE NIGHT OPERA SERIES, 3/17-18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Boston's most original and innovative opera company, Odyssey Opera, continues its Wilde Opera Nights series, a season-long exploration of operatic works inspired by the writings and world of Oscar Wilde. The season continues with the Boston premiere of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco's final opera setting, The Importance of Being Earnest. (more...)

The Elephant Theatre Company presents GOD'S WAITING ROOM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The Elephant Theatre Company presents Robert Austin Rossi's heartfelt World Premiere dramaGod's Waiting Room where prejudices collide with the past and present in issues of sexuality, religion, intolerance and love. Renowned Los Angeles theatre Director, David Fofi directs this award-winning cast. LA stage veterans Kathleen Garrett stars along with Jeremy Glazer, Mark Adair-Rios, Randy Vasquez and Charlie Pacello. (more...)

Photo Flash: La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club Presents CLOVER by Erik Ehn
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

La MaMa presents Clover, a new experimental theater drama about America's history of violence by Erik Ehn, directed by Glory Kadigan with original music by Maya Solovey and original puppet design & puppetry direction by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew.  Performances will be staged at the First Floor Theatre at La MaMa, 74a East 4th Street,New York, NY 10003 from December 1-16, 2016.  (more...)

Adam Langdon Tapped for THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

The National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, the Tony Award-winning new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel, has just revealed casting for its North American tour. (more...)

Theatre Row Presents THE VANITY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2016

The Vanity is a stylized, darkly humorous, period melodrama, which plays like a marriage of The Picture of Dorian Gray, Sunset Boulevard and Valley of the Dolls full of high drama and dirty secrets. It's 1947 and Julian Gray, a beautiful but sheltered young Plantation heir decides to start a new life in Hollywood. He finds himself the object of all sorts of hungry attention and the great director Hilton Wheeler casts him as the lead in a major motion picture. In spite of a promising future as a movie star, Julian falls in love with Stella, a makeup girl on the set of his first film. All hell breaks loose, when Julian inherits a mysterious Victorian vanity table from a distant, unknown relative and the vanity is possessed by a powerful demon. Julian is offered the chance to maintain his infamous good looks indefinitely, as long as he agrees to forsake love in favor of hedonistic pleasure. Mr. Gray is faced with an impossible choice, and is tempted in all directions by an array of technicolor characters. (more...)

BWW Interview: Reeve Carney Talks ROCKY HORROR, Broadway, New Music & More!
by Kevin Pollack - Aug 17, 2016

BWW's Kevin Pollack sat down for an exclusive conversation with Reeve Carney after his show at SPACE in Evanston, IL last night, August 16th. (more...)

Slipstream Theatre Set to Present LOVE IS STRANGE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

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Broadway's Reeve Carney Announces First Solo Tour Dates; Album to Debut This October
by TV News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Carney has built a big tent to which all are invited. Reeve embarks on his first solo tour in August 2016, while his debut solo album is set to be released in October 2016. (more...)

Boston Court Announces THE HOUSE IN SCARSDALE: A MEMOIR FOR THE STAGE BY DAN O'BRIEN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

The Theatre @ Boston Court presents THE HOUSE IN SCARSDALE: A MEMOIRE FOR THE STAGE, a world premiere play written by Dan O'Brien and directed by Boston Court's Co-Artistic Director, Michael Michetti. The House in Scarsdale is presented on the Main Stage at Boston Court Performing Arts Center in Pasadena, CA. (more...)

Photo Coverage: First look at Olympic Theatre Productions' MY PORTRAIT OF DORIAN GRAY
by Jerri Shafer - Apr 28, 2017

Come experience Love and support the final development of a new telling of this classic story.  A dramatic showcase of a new play by Todd Adam Decker based on Oscar Wilde's novel.  Portrays adult themes and includes nudity.  In lieu of admission, donations accepted at the door in support of Olympic Theatre Productions.  Talk back with the Cast following each performance.  Performances are April 28 & 29th, May 4th, 5th & 6th at 7:30 pm at the Franklinton Playhouse, 566 West Rich Street, Columbus, OH  43215.  (more...)

EL VIAJE A OZ concluirá temporada celebrando a chicos y grandes este DÍA DEL NIÑO
by Clemente Sanchez - Apr 28, 2017

EL VIAJE A OZ ha tenido como Invitado Especial a José Antonio López Tercero, reconocida figura del teatro musical en nuestro país. (more...)

Atlantic Theater's ANIMAL, Starring Rebecca Hall, Finds Full Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company has announced complete casting for the New York premiere play Animal by Clare Lizzimore (Mint) directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch (Harper Regan, Bluebird). (more...)

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