Photo 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 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?
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...)

Theatre 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 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...)

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 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 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 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 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 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 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!
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!
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 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 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, 12/4-19
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 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...)

Full Cast Announced for New Musical GROUNDHOG DAY at the Old Vic
by Marianka Swain - May 9, 2016

Full casting is today announced for the world premiere of the new musical GROUNDHOG DAY, which previews at the Old Vic from July 11 with a press night on August 16. Carlyss Peer will play Rita Hanson, alongside the previously announced Andy Karl in the role of Phil Connors. Eugene McCoy plays cameraman Larry, and the ensemble cast includes Leo Andrew, David Birch, Ste Clough, Roger Dipper, Georgina Hagen, Kieran Jae, Julie Jupp, Andrew Langtree, Vicki Lee Taylor, Emma Lindars, Antonio Magro, Carolyn Maitland, Kirsty Malpass, Lisa Mathieson,  Jenny O'Leary, Leanne Pinder, Mark Pollard, Damien Poole, Jack Shalloo, Andrew Spillett and Spencer Stafford. (more...)

Take Five! Spend Your Tea Break with Derek Jacobi
by Marianka Swain - May 19, 2016

The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's ROMEO AND JULIET is now playing at the Garrick Theatre, with press night on May 25 and a cinema broadcast on July 7. Joining Richard Madden and Lily James as the titular lovers is revered actor Derek Jacobi as Mercutio. The production is co-directed by Branagh and Rob Ashford, with the broadcast directed by Benjamin Caron. (more...)

YOU ON THE MOORS NOW to Launch The Hypocrites' 20th Anniversary Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

The Hypocrites has announced its 20th Anniversary Season, featuring five dynamic productions, including a world premiere musical adaptation and two Chicago premieres. The company is also thrilled to launch a new play development initiative, with its first-ever new play commissions. (more...)

The Queen's Company to Stage All-Female TAMING OF THE SHREW at the Wild Project
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

The Queen's Company, New York City's acclaimed (and first) all-female classical theater company, now in its 15th season, proudly presents William Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew, directed by The Queen's Company Artistic Director Rebecca Patterson. Taming of the Shrew runs from April 16 - May 1, 2016 in a limited engagement at the Wild Project, located at 195 East 3rd Street between Avenue A and Avenue B in New York City. (more...)

Actors' Shakespeare Project's 2016-17 Season to Feature THE TEMPEST, HAMLET & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Actors' Shakespeare Project leadership team Allyn Burrows, Artistic Director, Kimberly Dawson, Interim Executive Producer and Mara Sidmore, Director of Education announce today the four plays, dates and directors that will comprise the lineup for the company's 13th season. Subscriptions are now on sale, and single tickets will go on sale this summer. For subscriptions and more information visit actorsshakespeareproject.org or call 617.776.2200 ext. 225. (more...)

Theatre's Favorite Duo Returns! Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart to Bring NO MAN'S LAND to London This Autumn
by Jessica Khan - Mar 10, 2016

Theatre vets and best buds Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart are bringing Harold Pinter's NO MAN'S LAND, in which they recently starred on Broadway, to Wyndham's Theatre this autumn! (more...)

GROUNDHOG DAY Previews Delayed at the Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

The world premiere of GROUNDHOG DAY has been delayed because of the 'technical requirements' involved in the production.  Previews are now postponed until 15 July with an opening night of 16 August. (more...)

Eddie Izzard Coming to Capitol Center for the Arts, 7/31
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

He's sold out Madison Square Garden and become the first stand-up comedian to play a solo show at the Hollywood Bowl - twice! Now audiences can see Eddie Izzard at the Capitol Center for the Arts ("CCA") in Concord, New Hampshire on Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 8PM.  Tickets are currently on sale, starting at just $48 per seat.  (more...)

Shakespeare BASH'd to Perform at Toronto Fringe for the Last Time
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

After four sold-­out years at the Toronto Fringe, Shakespeare BASH'd, Toronto's best-­loved independent Shakespeare company, is back for one final festival and they're going out with a bang. This exciting production of The Comedy of Errors is a party, and Toronto's amazing Fringe audiences are the guests of honour. Fresh off a hugely successful, sold-­out 2015/2016 season, Shakespeare BASH'd is ready to launch into the next chapter with this fast-­paced, hilarious production. Come help us bid farewell to The Victory Cafe and the Toronto Fringe in the best way we know how: a huge, fun, Shakespeare bash! (more...)

Photo Flash: HENRY V Opens at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre presents Henry V, now through 9 July 2016. Check out photos from opening night below! (more...)

Cast Announced for World Premiere of DIARY OF A MADMAN at Gate Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Jun 23, 2016

Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre Christopher Haydon today announces the full cast for the world premiere DIARY OF A MADMAN. Haydon directs Deborah Arnott (Mavra Sheeran), Liam Brennan (Pop Sheeran), Lois Chimimba (Mel McCloud), Guy Clark (Matthew White) and Louise McMenemy (Sophie Sheeran). Following the success of the Gate Theatre's recent Fringe First winning The Christians and Grounded, Diary of a Madman marks the Gate Theatre's third visit to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at HENRY V at Regent's Park Open Air
by Marianka Swain - Jun 21, 2016

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre presents HENRY V, starring Olivier Award-winning actress Michelle Terry in the title role. The production is now in previews, with press night tomorrow, and runs until 9 July. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's HENRY V
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre presents Henry V, now in rehearsal. Check out photos below! (more...)

Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre to Present BUYER & CELLAR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre is proud to present Buyer & Cellar directed by David Arisco and starring Carbonell Award-winning actor Chris Crawford. The production will play July 13 - August 7, 2016. (more...)

Apparate to London and Meet the Magical Cast of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD!
by Ashley LaChant - Jul 12, 2016

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD is currently in previews in London's West End at the Palace Theatre, where it will open on July 30. Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornily lead the cast as Harry, Hermione and Ron, as part of a company of 42 talented actors. Scroll down to meet the entire cast, check out photos and video footage! (more...)


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Rubicon Theatre Company to Present JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR. This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Students from Rubicon Theatre Company are currently in rehearsals for what is sure to be a 'master-peach' of a production - a delightfully offbeat musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved book James and the Giant Peach JR. (more...)

Christina 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 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...)

Scena Mundi to Transform The French Protestant Church for TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

Shakespeare's much-loved comedy TWELFTH NIGHT is being given a fashion makeover at Scena Mundi this Spring. This three-week run will be a bold and finely crafted production that takes the Elizabethan style to a church catwalk. (more...)

York Theater Company to Host Staged Reading of Erik Ransom's MORE THAN ALL THE WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director of York Theater Company has announced that as part of its Developmental Reading Series, it will present Erik Ransom's 'More Than All the World' an epic musical inspired by Christopher Marlowe's 'Edward II' directed by Rachel Klein ('Around the World in 80 Days', 'The Anthem') with music direction and arrangements by Andy Peterson ('Atomic'). The reading will take place on March 15th at 2PM. (more...)

THANK 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...)

Lookingglass to Stage Federico Garcia Lorca's BLOOD WEDDING, 3/2-4/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

?Lookingglass Theatre Company continues its 28th Season with Federico Garcia Lorca's Blood Wedding, translated by Michael Dewell and Carmen Zapata, and directed by Ensemble Member Daniel Ostling. Blood Wedding runs March 2 - April 24, 2016 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. (more...)

BWW 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 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...)

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...)

Casting Set for The Hypocrites' CINDERELLA AT THE THEATER OF POTATOES Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The Hypocrites has announced casting for its second production of its 20th Anniversary season, the world premiere of CINDERELLA AT THE THEATER OF POTATOES. (more...)

Cast Announced For Revival of Caryl Churchill's BLUE HEART
by Marianka Swain - Aug 16, 2016

Casting has been announced for first major revival of Caryl Churchill's BLUE HEART, nearly 20 years after its Royal Court premiere, co-produced by Tobacco Factory Theatres and the Orange Tree Theatre. Blue Heart brings them together to work again with key creatives David Mercatali and Angela Davies, who have worked on previous projects with both organisations. The play runs at Tobacco Factory Theatres 22 September-1 October, and at the Orange Tree Theatre 13 October-19 November. (more...)

Owen Teale Will Explore NO MAN'S LAND Opposite Ian McKellen & Patrick Stewart in London
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 7, 2016

Tony-winning actor Owen Teale will venture into Harold Pinter's NO MAN'S LAND opposite Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart this Autumn, according to The Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye. The GAME OF THRONES actor will take on the role of Briggs. (more...)

Provincetown Theater Project to Present THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

The Provincetown Theater Community Project presents THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST by Oscar Wilde, running May 18 - June 5, 2016. (more...)

Full Cast Set for Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's HENRY V
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Ahead of celebrating Shakespeare400, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre announce their full casting for Henry V. (more...)

Cast, Directors Announced for Gate Theatre's World Premiere of THE IPHIGENIA QUARTET
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Artistic Director Christopher Haydon today announces full casting for the world premiere of The Iphigenia Quartet which includes Agamemnon, written by Caroline Bird and directed by Christopher Haydon; Chorus, written by Chris Thorpe and directed by Elayce Ismail; Iphigenia by Suhayla El-Bushra and directed by Rebecca Hill and Clytemnestra by Lulu Raczka and directed by Jennifer Tang. In Agamemnon, Andrew French plays Agamemnon, Nigel Barratt plays Menelaus, Sharon Duncan-Brewster plays Clytemnestra and Louise McMenemy plays Messenger. The cast of Agamemnon will all play Voice in Chorus. In Iphigenia and Clytemnestra, Shannon Tarbet plays Iphigenia and Maid, Susie Trayling plays Clytemnestra and Professor, Dwane Walcott plays Achilles and Soldier and Anthony Barclay plays Agamemnon and Director. The Iphigenia Quartet opens at the Gate Theatre, on 3 May, with previews from 23 April, until 21 May. Agamemnon and Clytemnestra will play in rep with Iphigenia and Chorus as part of Nuclear: A Season about the Family. (more...)

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