Orlando Shakespeare Theater Stages SPAMALOT, Now thru 10/11Orlando Shakespeare Theater Stages SPAMALOT, Now thru 10/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2015

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF is pleased to present Monty Python's Spamalot from tonight, September 9, through October 11, 2015 in the Margeson Theater. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Bertie Carvel & Cast of The Old Vic's THE HAIRY APEPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Bertie Carvel & Cast of The Old Vic's THE HAIRY APE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

The Old Vic announces the full cast joining Bertie Carvel inRichard Jones' new production of THE HAIRY APE, the second production in Matthew Warchus' opening season as Artistic Director. THE HAIRY APE opens on 29 October, with previews from 17 October, and will see The Old Vic theatre transformed back to its original proscenium arch layout. (more...)

The Hypocrites to Stage THE 4TH GRADERS PRESENT AN UNNAMED LOVE-SUICIDE This FallThe Hypocrites to Stage THE 4TH GRADERS PRESENT AN UNNAMED LOVE-SUICIDE This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

The Hypocrites is pleased to continue its 2015-16 season with THE 4TH GRADERS PRESENT AN UNNAMED LOVE-SUICIDE by Artistic Director Sean Graney, co-directed by Joel Ewing and Mechelle Moe, featuring students from Senn Arts Magnet High School's "The Yard." This special collaboration will play eight performances only October 30 - November 8, 2015 at The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage, 1329 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

BWW Recap: Is Wilkin Brattle's Cover Blown on Tonight's THE BASTARD EXECUTIONER?BWW Recap: Is Wilkin Brattle's Cover Blown on Tonight's THE BASTARD EXECUTIONER?
by Kara McCoy - Sep 29, 2015

Jessamy Maddox talks in her sleep. This is shocking to probably no one, but as she tosses and turns murmuring her husband's name, who exactly is she seeing in her dreams? Gawain, or Wilk? If I were Wilk, I'd feel super awkward. Thank goodness there's a crying baby to distract him from her nighttime rumblings. And watching him rock the Maddox baby tugs at our heartstrings, however gently, because this should have been Wilk all along. A father. He was this close before Reeve Tell snatched that life away by murdering his wife. Sad. He still sees visions of Petra, which is sweet and everything, until the illusion falls and it's actually Jessamy he's making out with. Oops. (more...)

Seymour Centre & Sport For Jove to Present EDWARD IISeymour Centre & Sport For Jove to Present EDWARD II
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

From 1 to 17 October, Seymour Centre and Sport For Jove Theatre Company will present a contemporary take on Christopher Marlowe's 1593 tragic masterpiece, Edward II. (more...)

Theatre Out Presents Charles Busch's PSYCHO BEACH PARTY, Beginning TonightTheatre Out Presents Charles Busch's PSYCHO BEACH PARTY, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2015

Theatre Out, Orange County's gay and lesbian theatre company, is pleased to announce the cast of the 5th production of their 10th Anniversary Season: Charles Busch's PSYCHO BEACH PARTY opening tonight, September 18, and running through October 24, 2015. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Bertie Carvel-Led THE HAIRY APE at The Old Vic This AutumnFull Cast Announced for Bertie Carvel-Led THE HAIRY APE at The Old Vic This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

The Old Vic announces the full cast joining Bertie Carvel in Richard Jones' new production of THE HAIRY APE, the second production in Matthew Warchus' opening season as Artistic Director. (more...)

Juliette Binoche-Led ANTIGONE Begins at the Kennedy Center This Fall; Full Cast Announced!Juliette Binoche-Led ANTIGONE Begins at the Kennedy Center This Fall; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2015

The cast also includes Obi Abili, Kirsty Bushell, Samuel Edward-Cook, Finbar Lynch, Patrick O'Kane, and Kathryn Pogson. (more...)

BWW Review:  Merging the 14th Century Reign Of EDWARD II With The 21st Century Shows That Politics, Power, Passion And Personal Agendas Have Shaped Nations For Years.BWW Review: Merging the 14th Century Reign Of EDWARD II With The 21st Century Shows That Politics, Power, Passion And Personal Agendas Have Shaped Nations For Years.
by Jade Kops - Oct 4, 2015

Sport For Jove's latest production of Christopher Marlowe's Edward II is a gripping re-imagining that highlights that some things have not changed in 6 Centuries. (more...)

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Patti LuPone, Kevin Kline and Barry Bostwick in THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOMFLASHBACK FRIDAY: Patti LuPone, Kevin Kline and Barry Bostwick in THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM
by Michael Dale - Oct 30, 2015

The 1975 limited Broadway premiere run of THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM proved so popular, it was brought back in 1976. (more...)

The Hypocrites to Stage THE 4TH GRADERS PRESENT AN UNNAMED LOVE-SUICIDE This FallThe Hypocrites to Stage THE 4TH GRADERS PRESENT AN UNNAMED LOVE-SUICIDE This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

The Hypocrites is pleased to continue its 2015-16 season with THE 4TH GRADERS PRESENT AN UNNAMED LOVE-SUICIDE by Artistic Director Sean Graney, co-directed by Joel Ewing and Mechelle Moe, featuring students from Senn Arts Magnet High School's "The Yard." This special collaboration will play eight performances only October 30 - November 8, 2015 at The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage, 1329 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Bertie Carvel-Led THE HAIRY APE at The Old Vic This AutumnFull Cast Announced for Bertie Carvel-Led THE HAIRY APE at The Old Vic This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

The Old Vic announces the full cast joining Bertie Carvel in Richard Jones' new production of THE HAIRY APE, the second production in Matthew Warchus' opening season as Artistic Director. (more...)

Juliette Binoche-Led ANTIGONE Opens at the Kennedy Center TonightJuliette Binoche-Led ANTIGONE Opens at the Kennedy Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2015

As previously announced, the Kennedy Center will present a Barbican and Les Theatres de la Ville de Luxembourg, in association with Toneelgroep Amsterdam, production of ANTIGONE by Sophocles, in a new translation by T.S. Eliot Prize-winning poet Anne Carson from tonight, October 22, through October 25, 2015 in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater. (more...)

Bertie Carvel-Led THE HAIRY APE Begins at The Old Vic TonightBertie Carvel-Led THE HAIRY APE Begins at The Old Vic Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2015

The Old Vic presents Bertie Carvel in Richard Jones' new production of THE HAIRY APE, the second production in Matthew Warchus' opening season as Artistic Director. THE HAIRY APE opens on 29 October, with previews from tonight 17 October, and will see The Old Vic theatre transformed back to its original proscenium arch layout. (more...)

Theatre School at DePaul University to Host 27th Annual Awards for Excellence in the ArtsTheatre School at DePaul University to Host 27th Annual Awards for Excellence in the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

The Theatre School at DePaul University (John Culbert, Dean) is pleased to present The 2015 Awards for Excellence in the Arts gala on Monday, November 9, 2015, in the Atlantic Ballroom of the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel. The Radisson Blu is located at 221 North Columbus Drive. The event will begin with a 6 PM cocktail reception, followed by dinner and program at 7 PM, and will conclude with a dessert reception. (more...)

Monique Gaffney and Christopher Salazar to Lead 2015 Globe for All Tour of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING; Cast, Creatives Set!Monique Gaffney and Christopher Salazar to Lead 2015 Globe for All Tour of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

The Old Globe's GLOBE FOR ALL returns to bring free professional Shakespeare directly to diverse, multigenerational audiences in underserved communities around San Diego County. This second year of GLOBE FOR ALL follows a highly successful inaugural production in 2014. One of the Bard's most charming comedies, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, will be directed by renowned Shakespearean Rob Melrose, Artistic Director of San Francisco's Cutting Ball Theater, who makes his Globe debut. He directs a cast of local professional actors, including recent graduates of the Old Globe/University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program. (more...)

Peter Polycarpou, Laura Pitt-Pulford to Lead OLIVER!, Sarah Ingram Set for THE WITCHES at the Curve; Casting Announced!Peter Polycarpou, Laura Pitt-Pulford to Lead OLIVER!, Sarah Ingram Set for THE WITCHES at the Curve; Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

Curve today announces casting for the theatre's productions of Roald Dahl's THE WITCHES and Lionel Bart's classic musical, OLIVER! (more...)

Mike Bartlett's KING CHARLES III UK Tour Announces Extension, Thru Spring 2016Mike Bartlett's KING CHARLES III UK Tour Announces Extension, Thru Spring 2016
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

The producers of Mike Bartlett's multi award-winning contemporary play, King Charles III are delighted to announce today that the current UK tour has been extended into spring 2016. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company to Stage World Premiere Adaptation of Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROLRubicon Theatre Company to Stage World Premiere Adaptation of Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2015

Rubicon Theatre celebrates the holidays with the company's first presentation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, a World Premiere adaptation written by Producing Artistic Director Karyl Lynn Burns and directed by Brian McDonald. Rubicon's A Christmas Carol features a 24-member cast (the largest ensemble since the company's production of Fiddler on the Roof and the largest ever for a play). (more...)

PTC to Premiere of IT HAPPENED ONE CHRISTMAS, 12/4-19PTC to Premiere of IT HAPPENED ONE CHRISTMAS, 12/4-19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the premiere musical event It Happened One Christmas, December 4 through December 19, 2015.    (more...)

Monique Gaffney and Christopher Salazar Lead 2015 Globe for All Tour of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Beginning TonightMonique Gaffney and Christopher Salazar Lead 2015 Globe for All Tour of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

The Old Globe's GLOBE FOR ALL returns to bring free professional Shakespeare directly to diverse, multigenerational audiences in underserved communities around San Diego County. This second year of GLOBE FOR ALL follows a highly successful inaugural production in 2014. One of the Bard's most charming comedies, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, will be directed by renowned Shakespearean Rob Melrose, Artistic Director of San Francisco's Cutting Ball Theater, who makes his Globe debut. He directs a cast of local professional actors, including recent graduates of the Old Globe/University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program. (more...)

SHINING LIVES World Premiere Musical to Open This May at NorthlightSHINING LIVES World Premiere Musical to Open This May at Northlight
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the world premiere of Shining Lives: A Musical. Directed by Jessica Thebus and developed through Northlight's Interplay Series, the musical is adapted from the Northlight-commissioned play These Shining Lives. The production will run at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie, from May 8 - June 14, 2015. Shining Lives: A Musical opens May 15 and 16, 2015. (more...)

TEMPLE, with Simon Russell Beale, Begins at Donmar Warehouse TonightTEMPLE, with Simon Russell Beale, Begins at Donmar Warehouse Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Howard Davies will direct Steve Waters' new play TEMPLE, a fictionalised account of the events that took place during the 2011 Occupy demonstration outside St Paul's Cathedral. Simon Russell Beale will return to the Donmar stage to play the Dean having previously starred in The Philanthropist, Twelfth Night and Uncle Vanya (for which he won the 2003 Olivier Award for Best Actor). The show starts tonight, May 21, with an official opening slated for May 27. TEMPLE runs through July 25, 2015. (more...)

Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe production of William Shakespeare's delightful and romantic Twelfth Night. Rebecca Taichman, whose production of the time-traveling Time and the Conways fascinated audiences last April, is back to direct the first show of the 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival. The Old Globe engagement will begin performances on June 21 and run through July 26, 2015, with opening night on Saturday, June 27 at 8:00 p.m., in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. (more...)

Eddie Izzard's 'FORCE MAJEURE' World Tour Comes to Washington Pavilion TonightEddie Izzard's 'FORCE MAJEURE' World Tour Comes to Washington Pavilion Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Eddie Izzard will bring his massive Force Majeure world tour back to the U.S., kicking off May 19 in Fargo and visiting 25 cities through July 1 including a June 6 return to the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Izzard will be at the Washington Pavilion tonight, May 20, 2015 at 8p.m. (more...)

SHINING LIVES World Premiere Musical Opens Tonight at NorthlightSHINING LIVES World Premiere Musical Opens Tonight at Northlight
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the world premiere of Shining Lives: A Musical. Directed by Jessica Thebus and developed through Northlight's Interplay Series, the musical is adapted from the Northlight-commissioned play These Shining Lives. The production will run at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie, from May 8 - June 14, 2015. Shining Lives: A Musical opens tonight, May 15 and 16, 2015. (more...)

New Play GENERAL ELECTION Set for Finborough TheatreNew Play GENERAL ELECTION Set for Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

The world premiere of a new play specially created in response to the General Election by award-winning actor/director Chris New opens at the Finborough Theatre for a limited run of nine Sunday and Monday evening and Tuesday matinee performances from Sunday, 26 April 2015 - with a special extra performance on General Election day itself on Thursday, 7 May (Press Night: Monday, 27 April 2015 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Amy Kim Waschke Leads THE WHITE SNAKE, Opening Tonight at The Old GlobeAmy Kim Waschke Leads THE WHITE SNAKE, Opening Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

The Old Globe is delighted to welcome one of the true geniuses of the American theatre, Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman, who makes her long-awaited San Diego directing debut with an enchanting theatrical spectacle with live music and sumptuous visuals, The White Snake, continuing the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration. The Southern California Premiere of The White Snake, written and directed by Zimmerman, will run now through April 26 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is tonight, March 26 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Rutina Wesley Leads TWELFTH NIGHT, Opening Tonight at The Old GlobeRutina Wesley Leads TWELFTH NIGHT, Opening Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2015

The Old Globe presents William Shakespeare's delightful and romantic Twelfth Night, directed by Rebecca Taichman, whose production of the time-traveling Time and the Conways fascinated audiences last April, as part of the 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival. The Old Globe engagement runs through July 26, 2015, with opening night tonight, June 27 at 8:00 p.m., in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. (more...)

Eddie Izzard Brings World Tour to Wells Fargo Center TonightEddie Izzard Brings World Tour to Wells Fargo Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

Eddie Izzard will bring his massive Force Majeure world tour back to the U.S., including a stop in Santa Rosa at Wells Fargo Center for the Arts (50 Mark Spring Road in Santa Rosa) tonight, June 17, 2015 at 8 p.m. The New York Times calls Izzard, “Sheer Comic Genius. He is the most brilliant stand-up comedian of his generation” Tickets are $71 and $51 and go on sale Friday, February 20, 2015 at 10 a.m. and may be purchased online at wellsfargocenterarts.org, by phone at 707.546.3600, and in person at 50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa. (more...)

Musical Theatre Factory's 4x15 Round 12 to Include Pulitzer Prize Nominee Landon MarcusMusical Theatre Factory's 4x15 Round 12 to Include Pulitzer Prize Nominee Landon Marcus
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Bay Street Theater has announced that FIVE PRESIDENTS, the new play by Emmy Award-winning writer Rick Cleveland (Six Feet Under, The West Wing, and House of Cards), will extend its run for an additional week due to popular demand. The production will now run from June 23-July 19.  (more...)

Young Vic's Acclaimed Revival of A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE Will Bow on Broadway This FallYoung Vic's Acclaimed Revival of A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE Will Bow on Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

Direct from two completely sold-out engagements in London, producers Scott Rudin and Lincoln Center Theater will bring the Young Vic's critically-acclaimed production of Arthur Miller's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE to Broadway this fall.  The production, which swept the 2015 Olivier Awards — winning for Best Revival, Best Director, and Best Actor (Mark Strong) —will begin previews Wednesday evening, October 21 and open on Thursday, November 12 at the Lyceum Theatre, 149 West 45 Street.  A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE will play an 18-week limited engagement through Sunday, February 21, 2016. (more...)

Glenn Howerton and Rory O'Malley to Star in The Old Globe's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS; Cast & Creative Team Announced!Glenn Howerton and Rory O'Malley to Star in The Old Globe's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS; Cast & Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Comedy of Errors as The Old Globe's 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival continues the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater to Stage SPAMALOT, 9/9-10/11Orlando Shakespeare Theater to Stage SPAMALOT, 9/9-10/11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF is pleased to present Monty Python's Spamalot from September 9 - October 11, 2015 in the Margeson Theater. Directed by Artistic Director Jim Helsinger with musical direction by Steve MacKinnon and choreography by Billy Sprague, Jr., the production will headline the Theater's upcoming 27th Season Signature Series. Tickets to Monty Python's SPAMALOT are available now by calling (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, visiting www.orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). (more...)

Eddie Izzard and More to Star in Film Remake of WHISKY GALORE!Eddie Izzard and More to Star in Film Remake of WHISKY GALORE!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 30, 2015

Comic stars Gregor Fisher, Eddie Izzard and John Sessions will be wetting their whistle in the upcoming film reboot of WHISKY GALORE! (more...)

Rubicon's Musical Theatre Intensive to Present WEST SIDE STORY with 21-Piece Orchestra Next MonthRubicon's Musical Theatre Intensive to Present WEST SIDE STORY with 21-Piece Orchestra Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Rubicon Theatre, a not-for-profit professional regional theatre company in Ventura, California, announces its production of WEST SIDE STORY (Book by ARTHUR LAURENTS, Music by LEONARD BERNSTEIN, Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM), to be performed by the students of the Education Department's MUSICAL THEATRE INTENSIVE, featuring at twenty-one piece orchestra conducted by DANIEL NEWMAN-LESSLER. This production is directed by BRIAN McDONALD, Musical Direction by MIRIAM ARICHEA and choreography is by CAROLANNE MARANO. Set and lights are designed by David King. Production Manager is Jessie Vacchiano, Stage Manager is Jon Stover. (more...)

Christina Cole, Jennifer Mudge and Lloyd Owen Join Matthew Perry in THE END OF LONGING in LondonChristina Cole, Jennifer Mudge and Lloyd Owen Join Matthew Perry in THE END OF LONGING in London
by Jessica Khan - Jan 7, 2016

FRIENDS star Matthew Perry has found his fellow 'lost souls' for the premiere of his new play THE END OF LONGING at the Playhouse Theatre in London on February 2. (more...)

John Heffernan & Anna Maxwell Martin to Lead MACBETH at Birmingham Repertory TheatreJohn Heffernan & Anna Maxwell Martin to Lead MACBETH at Birmingham Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

John Heffernan and Anna Maxwell Martin lead the company in Carrie Cracknell and Lucy Guerin's ambitious new staging of Macbeth at Birmingham Repertory Theatre from 26 - 30 January. This powerful interpretation is the first of three Shakespeare plays to be presented at The REP in 2016 to mark the 400th anniversary of his death. (more...)

THANK YOU FOR WAITING to Premiere at FRIGID Festival, 2/18-3/6THANK YOU FOR WAITING to Premiere at FRIGID Festival, 2/18-3/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Thank You for Waiting, a new play by Kasey Brown and Marc J. Franklin, will be premiering at the Kraine Theater as part of Horse Trade Theater's FRIGID Festival, from February 18th to March 6th. Directed by Nicholas Foster, the cast includes Kasey Brown and Marc J. Franklin, with light design by John Delfino and stage management by Nzinga Williams. (more...)

BWW Review: Candlelight Pavilion Goes HOME FOR CHRISTMASBWW Review: Candlelight Pavilion Goes HOME FOR CHRISTMAS
by Don Grigware - Dec 9, 2015

There's no finer Christmas entertainment than an original story about home and family that has lots of humor, music and more than enough touches of magic...and of course, several kids and, to top it all off, Santa and Mrs. Claus. That's pretty much it in a nutshell with Home For Christmas, 2015's holiday show currently onstage at Candlelight Pavilion in Claremont through December 27. It's a whole lot of imaginative fun that you cannot afford to miss. (more...)

Official: Jessica Brown Findlay, Vanessa Kirby & More to Join Paul Rhys in UNCLE VANYA at Almeida TheatreOfficial: Jessica Brown Findlay, Vanessa Kirby & More to Join Paul Rhys in UNCLE VANYA at Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

Jessica Brown Findlay (Sonya), Vanessa Kirby (Elena), Richard Lumsden (Telegin), Hilton McRae (Serebryakov), Tobias Menzies (Astrov) and Ann Queensberry (Nanny) join the previously announced Paul Rhys (Vanya) in Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, a new version created by and directed by Associate Director, Robert Icke, at the Almeida Theatre. Running from 5 February until 26 March 2016, with press night on 12 February, Uncle Vanya is Icke's next production following the critically acclaimed Oresteia, which ran at the Almeida Theatre, transferred to the West End, and recently won him the Evening Standard Award for Best Director. (more...)

Rubicon's Musical Theatre Intensive Presents WEST SIDE STORY with 21-Piece Orchestra TonightRubicon's Musical Theatre Intensive Presents WEST SIDE STORY with 21-Piece Orchestra Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

Rubicon Theatre, a not-for-profit professional regional theatre company in Ventura, California, announces its production of WEST SIDE STORY (Book by ARTHUR LAURENTS, Music by LEONARD BERNSTEIN, Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM), to be performed by the students of the Education Department's MUSICAL THEATRE INTENSIVE, featuring at twenty-one piece orchestra conducted by DANIEL NEWMAN-LESSLER. This production is directed by BRIAN McDONALD, Musical Direction by MIRIAM ARICHEA and choreography is by CAROLANNE MARANO. Set and lights are designed by David King. Production Manager is Jessie Vacchiano, Stage Manager is Jon Stover. (more...)

Malthouse Theatre Sets 2016 'Think Again' SeasonMalthouse Theatre Sets 2016 'Think Again' Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

'It's a season that will ignite heated debate about sex, death and revolution, and bring a wide range of communities together through new works created by independent and international artists,' said Lutton. (more...)

Theatre Out Announces Cast for Charles Busch's PSYCHO BEACH PARTYTheatre Out Announces Cast for Charles Busch's PSYCHO BEACH PARTY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Theatre Out, Orange County's gay and lesbian theatre company, is pleased to announce the cast of the 5th production of their 10th Anniversary Season: Charles Busch's PSYCHO BEACH PARTY opening September 18 and running through October 24, 2015. (more...)

Full Cast Set for World Premiere of THE ODYSSEY: MISSING PRESUMED DEADFull Cast Set for World Premiere of THE ODYSSEY: MISSING PRESUMED DEAD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

English Touring Theatre and Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse today announce the full cast for the world premiere of their co-production of The Odyssey: Missing Presumed Dead. The production reunites Simon Armitage and Nick Bagnall after their recent collaborations on The Last Days of Troy and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Nick Bagnall directs Lee Armstrong, Simon Dutton, Roger Evans, Polly Frame, David Hartley, Ranjit Krishnamma, Chris Reilly, Sule Rimi, Danusia Samal, Colin Tierney and Susie Trayling. (more...)

Leo Bill, Sian Brooke, Jim Norton & More to Join Benedict Cumberbatch in West End HAMLETLeo Bill, Sian Brooke, Jim Norton & More to Join Benedict Cumberbatch in West End HAMLET
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2015

Joining Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays the title role in Lyndsey Turner's production ofWilliam Shakespeare's Hamlet, are Leo Bill as Horatio, Sian Brooke as Ophelia,Anastasia Hille as Gertrude, Ciaran Hinds as Claudius, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith asLaertes and Jim Norton as Polonius. (more...)

London Philharmonic Hosts a Bevy of Stars in FOLLIES IN CONCERT TonightLondon Philharmonic Hosts a Bevy of Stars in FOLLIES IN CONCERT Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

Jennifer Coolidge (American Pie, Legally Blonde, 2 Broke Girls), Alexander Hanson (Stephen Ward the Musical, Jesus Christ Superstar, A Little Night Music) and Stefanie Powers (Hart to Hart, The Girl From U.N.C.L.E) with Alistair Brammer (Miss Saigon, War Horse, LES MISERABLES) and Laura Pitt-Pulford (The Sound Of Music, Marry Me A Little, The Light Princess) join Christine Baranski (Into The Woods, The Good Wife, Mamma Mia), Anita Dobson (EastEnders, Chicago) Anita Harris (Carry On Doctor & Follow That Camel, Cats), Ruthie Henshall (original Roxy in Chicago, Les Misérables), Roy Hudd (Fagan in Oliver!, Coronation Street, Good Old Days) and Russell Watson (the UK's best selling classical artist ever; winner of four Classical BRIT awards), in Follies in Concert, with The City of London Philharmonic Orchestra, at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For TEMPLE at the Donmar Warehouse Including Anna Calder-Marshall, Paul Higgins, Rebecca Humphries, Shereen Martin and Simon Russell BealeFull Cast Announced For TEMPLE at the Donmar Warehouse Including Anna Calder-Marshall, Paul Higgins, Rebecca Humphries, Shereen Martin and Simon Russell Beale
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

Howard Davies will direct Steve Waters' new play TEMPLE, a fictionalised account of the events that took place during the 2011 Occupy demonstration outside St Paul's Cathedral. Simon Russell Beale will return to the Donmar stage to play the Dean having previously starred in The Philanthropist, Twelfth Night and Uncle Vanya (for which he won the 2003 Olivier Award for Best Actor). (more...)

Official: GROUNDHOG DAY Musical to Cast Broadway Shadow in 2017!Official: GROUNDHOG DAY Musical to Cast Broadway Shadow in 2017!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

Director Matthew Warchus, composer and lyricist Tim Minchin, choreographer Peter Darling, and designer Rob Howell, four of the creators of the international musical sensation Matilda, The Musical, have joined forces with writer Danny Rubin to collaborate on a new musical based on the 1993 hit film GROUNDHOG DAY, scheduled to begin previews Monday, January 23, 2017 and open on Broadway on Thursday, March 9, 2017. (more...)

SHINING LIVES World Premiere Musical to Open This May at NorthlightSHINING LIVES World Premiere Musical to Open This May at Northlight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the world premiere of Shining Lives: A Musical. Directed by Jessica Thebus and developed through Northlight's Interplay Series, the musical is adapted from the Northlight-commissioned play These Shining Lives. The production will run at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie, from May 8 - June 14, 2015. Shining Lives: A Musical opens May 15 and 16, 2015. (more...)

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