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THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION Set for Theatre Royal Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Following its hugely successful launch last year, Bill Kenwright's new production of The Shawshank Redemption embarks on a national tour for 2016 coming to the Theatre Royal Glasgow from Monday 21 until Saturday 26 November. (more...)

DLC's Professional Training Program TYA to Present PARADE
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Drama Learning Center's professional training company for emerging young artists will present period musical drama PARADE next month. (more...)

VICTORIA PLAYHOUSE PETROLIA Donates Opening Night Proceeds to Fort McMurray Relief
by Louisa Brady - May 8, 2016

Victoria Playhouse Petrolia opened its 2016 last night to a sold out crowd with Scotland Sings. While the spirit of celebration filled the air in Petrolia, Co-Artistic Director David Hogan spoke of those affected by the fires in Fort McMurray, Alberta. In his pre-show chat with the audience, he announced that all proceeds from the Opening Night performance will be donated to the Canadian Red Cross to aid in relief in Fort McMurray. (more...)

Gregory S. Moss's INDIAN SUMMER Starts Next Week at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

A friendly reminder! Previews begin next Friday, May 13 at 8PM for the Playwrights Horizons world premiere production of Indian Summer, a new play by Gregory S. Moss (Reunion; punkplay; Billy Witch; La Brea; Orange, Hat & Grace; House of Gold). (more...)

Playwrights Horizons' Annual Auction Opens Today: Bid for HAMILTON Meet & Greet, People's Choice Awards Tickets & More!
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Acclaimed Off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons has announced details for its 2016 Online Auction.  Bidding for the auction, which will feature an eclectic array of items, getaways, theater tickets, sports items, celebrity meet and greets, celebrity experiences  and unique opportunities, begins today, Tuesday, May 3 at 12 Noon at www.CharityBuzz.com/PlaywrightsHorizons.  Online bidding will continue through Thursday, May 19.  (more...)

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...)

Save $20 on Roundabout's Revival of THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM
by Contests - Broadway - May 24, 2016

Based on the short story by beloved writer Eudora Welty, The Robber Bridegroom is the Southern-fried Robin Hood tale of Jamie Lockhart (Steven Pasquale, The Bridges of Madison County), a dangerous, handsome, backwoods rogue who's a gentleman by day and bandit by night. When he falls for the beautiful daughter of a wealthy planter, his world and code of ethics are turned upside down. This inventive new production is filled with raucous comic performances and features an irresistibly catchy bluegrass score. (more...)

PARADE Extends at Hope Mill Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

?The long-awaited revival of the hit musical Parade at Manchester's new fringe theatre is now open to rave reviews at Hope Mill Theatre. The producers have also announced that the production is to be extended for an extra week by popular demand and will now run until Saturday 11th June. (more...)

Performers Announced for Bay STreet's Annual Spring Benefit CURTAIN UP
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the artist lineup for Curtain Up!, Bay Street's 5th Annual Spring Benefit honoring Ana R. Daniel at Joe's Pub in New York City on Monday, May 9. Curtain Up! will be hosted by Bay Street's Artistic Director, Scott Schwartz. (more...)

Gloucester Stage Company to Open 37th Season with LETTICE AND LOVAGE
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Gloucester Stage Company kicks off the 37th season of producing professional theater on Cape Ann with Peter Shaffer's Lettice and Lovage opening on May 19 and running through June 11 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. (more...)

Creative Team Announced for WAR PAINT Starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole - Michael Korie, Scott Frankel and More; 6/28
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Goodman Theatre announces Broadway stars John Dossett and Douglas Sills will join the cast of War Paint, a new musical starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole as Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden, respectively. Dossett will portray Tommy Lewis, Miss Arden's husband and chief marketing officer, and Sills will portray the ambitious Harry Fleming, Madame Rubinstein's clubby confidante and faithful ally. (more...)

Gwen Taylor to Star in NIGHT MUST FALL UK Tour, Aug. 19
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

The Original Theatre Company and Salisbury Playhouse in association with Eastbourne Theatres will present the national tour of Emlyn Williams's psychological thriller, NIGHT MUST FALL, directed by Luke Sheppard and starring Gwen Taylor as Mrs Bramson.  The tour will begin at Devonshire Park Theatre in Eastbourne on 19 August, with a National press night on Wednesday 7 September at Salisbury Playhouse. (more...)

Catherine Henry and Jonathan Rio Bethea to Lead DRIVING MISS DAISY at the Players Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Driving Miss Daisy, the 1988 Pulitzer Prize winning play by Alfred Uhry will be staged this summer at the Players Theatre in Greenwich Village. (more...)

Opera North Announces TOSCA Cast, Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Opera North has announced the principal roles for Tosca, one of its three 2016 mainstage productions. Soprano Sandra Lopez will play the title role of Tosca, while baritones Jeff Gwaltney and Aleksey Bogdanov will play Cavaradossi and Scarpia, respectively. All three are Opera North alumni and have extensive international experience. (more...)

Heather Provost Named Producing Director of Hollywood's Blank Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Heather Provost has been named The Blank Theatre's new Producing Director, it was announced today by Daniel Henning, Founding Artistic Director and Noah Wyle, Artistic Producer. (more...)

Danai Gurira's FAMILIAR Extends at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Due to critical acclaim and popular demand, Playwrights Horizons has announced an extension of their New York premiere production of FAMILIAR, a new play by Obie Award-winner Danai Gurira (Eclipsed now on Broadway, In the Continuum, The Convert, Michonne on AMC's 'The Walking Dead'). Directed by Rebecca Taichman (Stage Kiss, Milk Like Sugar at PH; The Oldest Boy; Marie Antoinette; Luck of the Irish; Orlando), the play is the fourth production of the theater company's 2015/2016 Season. (more...)

Writers Theatre's 2016-17 Season to Include PARADE, THE MYSTERY OF LOVE AND SEX & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Writers Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce the 25th Anniversary Season, the company's first full season in its new home at 325 Tudor Court in Glencoe. (more...)

BWW Review: An Exceptional DRIVING MISS DAISY Pulls Into Act II Playhouse
by Kelli Curtin - Mar 8, 2016

Almost thirty years after Driving Miss Daisy had its premiere Off-Broadway, this play still feels remarkably relevant today. The intimate setting at Act II Playhouse works well for this play as the audience immediately connects with the story. Driving Miss Daisy focuses on an older Southern woman, Daisy, and her chauffer, Hoke Colburn. At its heart, this play is about companionship and how friendship can transcend any barrier of race or creed. In addition, this show's cast is perfectly suited to their roles as they draw the audience into the story while heartwarmingly depicting the growing friendship between Daisy and Hoke. Driving Miss Daisy at Act II Playhouse, under the direction of James J. Christy, is a brilliant production complete with masterful performances. (more...)

DRIVING MISS DAISY, THE JUNGLE BOOK & More Set for Theatre-Hikes' 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Theatre-Hikes is proud to present the 2016 season of family-friendly, outdoor entertainment.   (more...)

CABARET, THE BOOK OF MORMON & More Set for Fox Cities P.A.C.'s 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center has unveiled the 2016-17 Season featuring a lineup of 16 titles as part of the Fox Cities P.A.C. Presents Series and eight Broadway shows in the Kimberly-Clark Broadway Across America - Fox Cities Series.         (more...)

KC Rep Announces Cast of THE FANTASTICKS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Kansas City Repertory Theatre will continue its 2015-16 season with The Fantasticks, directed by Kansas City Repertory Theatre's Producing Director Jerry Genochio. (more...)

Sandy Duncan to Star in One-Night-Only Reading of DRIVING MISS DAISY in New Jersey
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Broadway and television star Sandy Duncan will play Miss Daisy in a one-night-only reading of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhry, George Street Playhouse announced today.   The reading, part of the GSP Celebrity Event Series, will take place on Monday, March 21, at 8 p.m. at the New Brunswick theatre.   (more...)

Ralph Fiennes and Vanessa Redgrave to Play Family in RICHARD III at the Almeida
by Jessica Khan - Mar 3, 2016

Oscar, Tony and Olivier winner Vanessa Redgrave and Tony winner Ralph Fiennes will reunite as mother and son in their first London stage outing together this summer in Shakespeare's RICHARD III at the Almeida Theatre. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for PARADE at Manchester's New Arts Venue
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

The full cast has now been confirmed for the revival of the classic musical Parade, which will run for three and a half weeks at Manchester's newest arts venue. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons to Celebrate Music of Robert Lopez, Jeanine Tesori & More at 2016 Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Acclaimed Off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons will hold its annual Spring Gala on Monday evening, May 9 at the event space 583 Park Avenue. (more...)

Contra Costa Civic Theatre to Present THE MOUNTAINTOP,4 4/15-5/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) continues its 56th season with The Mountaintop, Katori Hall's daring reimagining of a seminal event in American history, directed by CCCT Artistic Director Marilyn Langbehn. The Mountaintop plays from April 15 through May 8- performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 2pm at the theatre. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 3/11; WILD PARTY in Long Island, TITANIC in Austin, PASSION in France and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 11, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature the top 10 stories in Long Island, Austin, Louisville, and more. Check out featured list, which includes WILD PARTY in Long Island, TITANIC in Austin, and PASSION in France, just to name a few. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Announces THE 39 STEPS Cast, Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce the cast and creative team of THE 39 STEPS, May 19-August 14 at the CLO Cabaret.  Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have THE 39 STEPS, a fast-paced whodunit with a riotous blend of virtuoso performances by an incredible cast and wildly inventive stagecraft, including an on-stage plane crash! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH at Flat Rock Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

Flat Rock Playhouse and Studio 52 will present a new musical version of Roald Dahl's JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, Jr. from March 11 through 20 at the Playhouse Downtown. Written in 1961, JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH was the first novel Dahl penned for children before going on to author Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda and many others including the film adaptation of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Pulitzer Prize Winning Drama Wit to Run at Playhouse on Park This April
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2016

Wit, Margaret Edson's powerfully imagined Pulitzer Prize-winning play examines what makes life worth living through her exploration of one of existence's unifying experiences-mortality-while she also probes the vital importance of human relationships. Opening night at Playhouse on Park is April 22 at 8pm, with a wine and cheese reception to precede the show. (more...)

Christine Lahti, Jason Ritter and Georgia King to Star in THE CITY OF CONVERSATION at The Wallis
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

The divisive world of Washington D.C. politics moves to center stage of the Bram Goldsmith Theater at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts when Anthony Giardina's searing political comic drama THE CITY OF CONVERSATION opens for a limited run in May. (more...)

Theatre Under The Stars Names New Dean of Humphreys School of Musical Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) announces the appointment of acclaimed musical theatre educator, performer, music director and Broadway producer Dave Clemmons as Dean of the Humphreys School of Musical Theatre (HSMT). (more...)

Pulitzer-Winning Play WIT to Run 4/20-5/8 at Playhouse on Park
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Wit, Margaret Edson's powerfully imagined Pulitzer Prize-winning play examines what makes life worth living through her exploration of one of existence's unifying experiences-mortality-while she also probes the vital importance of human relationships. Opening night at Playhouse on Park is April 22 at 8pm, with a wine and cheese reception to precede the show. (more...)

Curtain Call: May is Theater Month in Sarasota County
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

SARASOTA, Fla., April 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Sarasota County is known as Florida's Cultural Coast for its vast array of high-quality performing and visual arts venues and communities. With more than ten professional and community theaters offering 3,000 seats for patrons, there are live performances year-round. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara Will Be Honored at Creative Alternatives of New York's THEATER & THERAPY Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Broadway stars will come together for a special evening to help raise funds and awareness for Creative Alternatives of New York (CANY), a leading organization known for its innovative use of drama therapy to empower children and adults who have endured trauma to rebuild their lives. (more...)

THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION to Launch UK Tour, Aug. 30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Following its hugely successful launch last year Bill Kenwright's new production of The Shawshank Redemption embarks on a national tour for 2016 from 30th August at Theatre Royal Windsor. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Kristin Chenoweth, Vanessa Williams & More to Perform in Martha's Vineyard This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Producer Mark Cortale is bringing his acclaimed Broadway concert series to Martha's Vineyard this summer. Since launching the fledgling Broadway @ The Art House concert series with Sirius XM Radio Star Seth Rudetsky in Provincetown in 2011, the Broadway @ series has become a veritable star-magnet and has exploded beyond picturesque P-Town to launch outposts everywhere from Los Angeles to London. (more...)

Robert Cuccioli, Kendra Kassebaum, Justin Gregory Lopez to Lead Revised PAINT YOUR WAGON in Seattle; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The 5th Avenue Theatre presents an exciting new 'revisal' of the sweeping saga Lerner & Loewe's PAINT YOUR WAGON. Featuring an all-new book by Pulitzer Prize nominee John Marans, this show has taken an incredible journey over the last five years from developmental workshops to The 5th Avenue stage this season. And BroadwayWorld is happy to report that the company has just announced the full cast and creative team. (more...)

Invictus Games Adds Morgan Freeman To Star Studded Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

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Cast, Creative Team Announced for SOUPS, STEWS, AND CASSEROLES: 1976 at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

On the heels of their critically acclaimed world premiere of Luna Gale, playwright Rebecca Gilman and Artistic Director Robert Falls again join forces for her newest drama, Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976. Change is coming to a small Wisconsin town when a corporation acquires a local cheese manufacturer, which employs the majority of the town's working class citizens. For the Durst family, the merger presents newfound opportunity-and a moral dilemma. The Chicago premiere, which marks the play's second production following its 2014 world premiere at The Repertory of St. Louis, features Cliff Chamberlain as longtime factory employee Kim Durst; Cora Vander Broek as his wife Kat; Lindsay Stock as their daughter, Kelly. Rounding out the cast are Ty Olwin (Kyle), Angela Reed (Elaine) and Ann Whitney (JoAnne). The creative team includes Kevin Depinet (set), Richard Woodbury (sound), Jenny Mannis (costumes) and Jesse Klug (lights). Kimberly Osgood is the production stage manager. Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976 appears May 21 - June 19 in the Owen Theatre (opening night is Monday, May 31). Tickets ($10 - $40; subject to change) are on sale now at GoodmanTheatre.org/Soups, by phone at 312.443.3800 or at the box office (170 North Dearborn). Mayer Brown LLP is the Corporate Sponsor Partner. (more...)

BWW Review: FIRST KISSES Creates Memories
by Marietta Lunceford - Apr 2, 2016

Following the lives of John and Mary, FIRST KISSES covers over 60 years of friendship. At first the 11 year olds are not sure how they feel about being friends with someone of the opposite sex, but they later look back to realize they loved each other from the start.Going through deaths, lost loves, temptations, kids and more together, this couple is written in a very real and engaging way. Played by 8 different actors these characters are portrayed all the way from 11 years old to 72. (more...)

History Has Its Eyes on HAMILTON, Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Raise a glass! It was just announced by Pulitzer Prize administrator Mike Pride that HAMILTON has officially won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. (more...)

KING LEAR Coming to Birmingham Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

An epic new version of Shakespeare's King Lear plays at Birmingham Repertory Theatre from 19 to 28 May, commemorating 400 years since the playwright's death. A co-production between Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre and Talawa Theatre Company, and in association with The REP, King Lear is a brutal portrait of a man unravelling - pitted against his daughters, against nature and against the universe itself. (more...)

2016 Pulitzer Prizes Will Be Announced This Afternoon; Watch the Live Stream at 3pm!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Today's the day! The 2016 Pulitzer Prize Winners and Nominated Finalists will be announced on today, April 18 at 3pm eastern daylight time via live-stream on pulitzer.org. (more...)

Victoria Playhouse Petrolia Named 'Success Story' as Recipient of 2015 Celebrate Ontario Grant
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Victoria Playhouse Petrolia (VPP) was cited by the Government of Ontario as a top 'Success Story' as a recipient of the 2015 Celebrate Ontario Grant. (more...)

Who Will Win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Tune In to the Live Stream at 3pm!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Today's the day! The 2016 Pulitzer Prize Winners and Nominated Finalists will be announced in just minutes- April 18 at 3pm eastern daylight time via live-stream on pulitzer.org. (more...)

John Dossett & Douglas Sills to Join Patti LuPone & Christine Ebersole in Now-Extended WAR PAINT at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Goodman Theatre has announced Broadway stars John Dossett and Douglas Sills will join the cast of War Paint, a new musical starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole as Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden, respectively. Dossett will portray Tommy Lewis, Miss Arden's husband and chief marketing officer, and Sills will portray the ambitious Harry Fleming, Madame Rubinstein's clubby confidante and faithful ally.   (more...)

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe to Present DRIVING MISS DAISY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe concludes its 2015-2016 season with the comedy-drama Driving Miss Daisy, which runs April 20 (with three additional special previews added on April 16, 17 and 19) through May 28. The play won a Pulitzer Prize in 1988; in 1989, it was adapted into a film that was awarded four Academy Awards, including Best Picture. (more...)

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts to Present Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS presents the fourth production in its innovative and award-winning ONSTAGE Series with the Tony award-winning rock musical, AMERICAN IDIOT, music by Green Day, lyrics by Billie Joe Armstrong, book by Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer, musical direction by David O, choreography by Dana Solimando and directed by Brian Kite. AMERICAN IDIOT will preview on Friday, April 29 (with a press opening on Saturday, April 30 at 8pm) and will run through Sunday, May 15 - ONSTAGE at LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, 14900 La Mirada Blvd. in La Mirada. (more...)

Bobby Steggert, Mara Davi & More to Reprise Roles in MY PARIS at Long Wharf Theatre; Kathleen Marshall Directs
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Long Wharf Theatre travels back in time to the romance and fun of Montmartre in the late 1800s  in its production of the musical My Paris, a imaginative retelling of the life of the artist Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, directed by Tony Award-winning director Kathleen Marshall, with music from the legendary French performer Charles Aznavour, and a book by Pulitzer Prize-winner Alfred Uhry, and with English lyrics and musical adaptations by Tony-winner Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years). (more...)

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