Breaking News: Cast Announced for CATS Revival!
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Producers The Shubert Organization and The Nederlander Organization have announced the cast for the first-ever Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical, CATS. One of the biggest hits in theatrical history, CATS will return to Broadway this summer at the Neil Simon Theatre(250 W 52nd Street) with preview performances beginning Thursday, July 14, 2016, and an official opening set for Sunday, July 31, 2016. (more...)

Video Roundup: CATS Pounces Back to Broadway- Meet the Cast!
by Marissa Sblendorio - May 9, 2016

One of the biggest hits in theatrical history, CATS is returning to Broadway this summer. Producers The Shubert Organization and The Nederlander Organization took today to announce the cast for the first-ever Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical.  So, let's  take our time to meet the new cast (more...)

Steppenwolf Welcomes New Ensemble Members
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

? Steppenwolf Theatre Company will to welcome Sandra Marquez and Caroline Neff to its world-renowned ensemble. Both have performed in multiple shows with the company and can currently be seen on Steppenwolf's stages in Mary Page Marlowe and The Flick respectively. Marquez and Neff are the first two members added under Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro. (more...)

Official: CATS Finds Its Grizabella- Leona Lewis Will Play the Glamour Cat on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Producers The Shubert Organization and The Nederlander Organization announced today that chart-topping British pop star Leona Lewis will play the role of 'Grizabella,' the Glamour Cat, in the first-ever Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's record-breaking musical, CATS. One of the biggest hits in theatrical history, CATS will return to Broadway this summer at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 W 52nd Street) with preview performances beginning Thursday, July 14, 2016, and an official opening set for Sunday, July 31, 2016. (more...)

Living Lotus Project to Stage World Premiere of PHOENIX RISING
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Living Lotus Project in association with The Telling Company presents the World Premiere of PHOENIX RISING: Girls and the Secrets We Keep, a play written and directed by Laura Gosheff. PHOENIX RISING begins performances on June 24 and will open on June 28 through July 16 at Theatre Row's Lion Theatre (410 West 42nd Street). Tickets are $35 and can be purchased by visiting Telecharge.com or by calling 212-239-6200. (more...)

Rialto Chatter: Will Leona Lewis Replace Nicole Scherzinger in CATS on Broadway?
by Rialto Chatter - May 23, 2016

Now rumors are circulating that British singer Leona Lewis might take on the role instead. A source told the Daily Star that Lewis is Lloyd Webber's first choice to replace Scherzinger. (more...)

Bedlam to Return to Cambridge with Two Versions of TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

The Nora Theatre Company is proud to present Bedlam performing their two version of TWELFTH NIGHT: TWELFTH NIGHT (or WHAT YOU WILL) and WHAT YOU WILL (or TWELFTH NIGHT). Both plays are the text of TWELFTH NIGHT written by William Shakespeare. (more...)

Reggae Icon Rocker-T to Release New 19-track Album 'The Return of the Tru Ganjaman'
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Brooklyn-born Reggae pioneer Rocker-T announces the release of his newest album, The Return of the Tru Ganjaman, featuring Reggae Legends Mykal Rose (Black Uhuru), Prezident Brown and UK Reggae Superstar Gappy Ranks. (more...)

Nicole Scherzinger Says She Still 'Adores' Andrew Lloyd Webber Despite Passing on CATS
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

As previously reported, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber spoke to The Economist Radio this week and revealed that Nicole Scherzinger, who starred as Grizabella in the recent West End revival of Cats, had initially signed on for the upcoming Broadway production but changed her mind just before rehearsals got underway. Now, Scherzinger has responded to Lloyd Webber's 'furious' reaction, bearing no ill will toward the theatre legend. (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber Reveals Nicole Scherzinger Backed Out of CATS on Broadway: 'I'm Furious'
by Caryn Robbins - May 13, 2016

Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber spoke to The Economist Radio this week and revealed that Nicole Scherzinger, who starred as Grizabella in the recent West End revival of CATS, had initially signed on for the upcoming Broadway production (more...)

Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland to Reunite for THE LEISURE SEEKER
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2016

Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland are set to star in Italian director Paolo Virzì's English-language debut film THE LEISURE SEEKER. (more...)

Playwright, Neuroscientist, RADIOLAB Host Set for MTC's INCOGNITO Panel
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club, in partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, announces the upcoming Sloan Panel Discussion on INCOGNITO, which will be held following the Tuesday, May 17 performance of the play at MTC at New York City Center-Stage I (131 West 55th Street), and is open to anyone attending the evening's performance. (more...)

Partner and Brother of Missing Author Helen Bailey Plead for Her Return; Detectives Say Disappearance is 'Perplexing'
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Author Helen Bailey, age 51, best known for her Electra Brown and Daisy Davenport books for teens, has disappeared for a month.  She left a note saying that she needed time alone. (more...)

Up on the Marquee: CATS
by Walter McBride - May 11, 2016

Producers The Shubert Organization and The Nederlander Organization have announced the cast for the first-ever Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical, CATS. One of the biggest hits in theatrical history, CATS will return to Broadway this summer at the Neil Simon Theatre(250 W 52nd Street) with preview performances beginning Thursday, July 14, 2016, and an official opening set for Sunday, July 31, 2016. Check out photos of the marquee below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Working with Suzuki Master Teacher Ellen Lauren on A 'California' MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by Ellen Dostal - Mar 9, 2016

A very special production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM is on stage right now at UCLA, presented by the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. It features second- and third- year M.F.A. students from UCLA TFT's Department of Theater and is unique because it is being directed by Ellen Lauren, co-artistic director of New York's SITI Company and UCLA Visiting Associate Professor. (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...)

Court Theatre Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

Court Theatre announces its 62nd season under the continuing leadership of Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert. (more...)

Bruno and Odiseo Bichir to Make U.S. Stage Debuts in 'eXtras' at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Following a critically hailed, highly successful extended run of The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Rubicon Theatre Company continues the 2015-2016 Season with another American premiere -- eXtras by Sabina Berman. (more...)

Fullscreen to Launch Ad-Free SVOD Service This April
by TV News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

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Seattle Shakespeare Company's 2016-17 Season to Feature HAMLET, THE WINTER'S TALE & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Seattle Shakespeare Company's Artistic Director George Mount announced plans for the company's 2016-2017 season that includes a world premiere adaptation, pairings of plays exploring love and jealousy, and everyone's favorite fairy-filled fantasy. The plays included in the season are The Winter's Tale, Medea, the two-part epic Bring Down the House, and A Midsummer Night's Dream. The company previously announced its selection for the free Wooden O summer park shows: Hamlet and Love's Labour's Lost. In the spring of 2017 Seattle Shakespeare Company will tour The Taming of the Shrew and Romeo and Juliet to schools and venues across the state. (more...)

George M. Cohan and Eugene O'Neill: Two Irish-Americans Who Helped Define Broadway
by Michael Dale - Mar 17, 2016

A St. Patrick's Day toast to the Father of the American Musical Comedy and The Father of the American Drama. (more...)

Gabriela Tagliavini to Helm New Comedy HOW TO BREAK UP WITH YOUR DOUCHEBAG
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

It was announced today that award-winning Director Gabriela Tagliavini will direct the comedy 'How to Break Up with Your Douchebag' (aka 'Amanda - The Break Up Planner') Traziende Films. (more...)

Tony-Winning Producer Stacey Mindich Receives 2016 Robert Whitehead Award Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Stacey Mindich will be presented The Commercial Theater Institute's Robert Whitehead Award for 'outstanding achievement in commercial theatre producing' at a reception at Sardi's today, March 15, 2016. (more...)

Christian Coulson and Victoria Frings to Lead CONSTELLATIONS at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

The Old Globe just announced the complete cast and creative team of its production of Nick Payne's Broadway hit play CONSTELLATIONS, arriving April 9, directed by the Globe's own Richard Seer. BroadwayWorld is excited to report that Christian Coulson and Victoria Frings will star in the two-person play. (more...)

Geva to Continue Season with Co-Production of A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

A classic drama by America's only Nobel Prize-winning playwright continues the 2015-2016 ESL Wilson Stage Series as Geva Theatre Center presents A Moon for the Misbegotten by Eugene O'Neill and directed by Ben Barnes in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from March 29 through April 24. (more...)

Bartlett Sher to Direct J.T. Rogers' OSLO Off-Broadway at Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Lincoln Center Theater  will produce OSLO, a new play by J.T. Rogers, directed by Bartlett Sher, beginning performances Thursday, June 16.   Commissioned by Lincoln Center Theater, OSLO will open Monday, July 11 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

BU21 by Stuart Slade to Play Theatre503 This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

The passengers from BU21 fell from 4,500 feet... I looked it up on the internet, how long a fall from 4,500 feet takes. 22 seconds. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 2/26/2016 - SCHOOL OF ROCK Auditions, OSCARS and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 26, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: SCHOOL OF ROCK is on the lookout for fresh talent, and the OSCARS are this Sunday! (more...)

THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OCEAN STATE THEATRE Benefit Concert Set for 3/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), the not-for-profit professional theatre company, currently celebrating its fourth season in its comfortable, stadium-style theatre in Warwick, is pleased to present The Real Housewives of Ocean State Theatre, a benefit concert, for one performance only on Sunday, March 13, 2016. (more...)

Photo Coverage: THAT PHYSICS SHOW's David Maiullo Meets The Press
by Stephen Sorokoff - Feb 25, 2016

Yesterday David Maiullo of 'That Physics Show' gave a demonstration of some of the experiments that will employed in the show that will begin performances at The Elektra Theatre on February 26th and BroadwayWorld was there for the action. (more...)

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

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

Three New Productions Slated for Opera Saratoga's 2016 Summer Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

Lawrence Edelson, Artistic and General Director of Opera Saratoga, announced the program for the 2016 Summer Festival, which will run from May 28th through July 17, 2016. (more...)

Light Opera Works' Benefit Celebrates 36 Years with A NIGHT AT ASCOT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

On Saturday, April 16, 2016, Light Opera Works will host its annual spring benefit, 'A Night at Ascot,' at the Sunset Ridge Country Club in Northfield, Illinois, celebrating the 36th year of the company.  (more...)

BWW Blog: Rebecca Salzhauer and Yanni Frank - Everything's Coming Up... Farmboys? 
by Guest Blogger: Salzhauer and Frank - Feb 22, 2016

What do small children, stage mothers, cows, egg rolls and strippers have in common?  Gypsy, of course, Riverdale Rising Stars' multi-generational show this season! (more...)

Production Gets Underway for Crackle's Zombie Sequel DEAD RISING: ENDGAME
by TV News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

Crackle, Sony's free streaming network, and Legendary Digital Media has announced that production has kicked off in Vancouver on DEAD RISING: ENDGAME (more...)

Full Cast Announced for UK Regional Premiere of April De Angelis' JUMPY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

Theatr Clwyd Artistic Director Tamara Harvey today announces full casting for the regional premiere of the hit Royal Court and West End comedy Jumpy by April De Angelis. Sara Stewart leads the company in the role of Hilary and is joined by Ciara Baxendale (Lyndsey), Charlotte Beaumont (Tilly), Steven Elliot (Roland), Laurie Kynaston (Josh), Charlotte Moore (Bea), Kerry Peers (Frances), Laurence Ubong Williams (Cam) and Philip Wright (Mark). (more...)

Cast Announced for THE RESTLESS HOUSE at Citizens Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

The Citizens Theatre and the National Theatre of Scotland are presenting This Restless House a highly-ambitious trilogy of new plays by Zinnie Harris based on Aeschylus' The Oresteia at the Citizens Theatre from 15 April 2016. Citizens Theatre Artistic Director Dominic Hill directs this exhilarating theatrical event and contemporary take on an epic Greek tragedy which will be presented in two instalments on alternate evenings and in full on Saturdays until 14 May 2016. (more...)

Douglas Carter Beane and Lewis Flinn's HOOD & More Will Premiere at Dallas Theatre Center in 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

Dallas Theater Center Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty announced today the theater's 2016-2017 season including two world-premiere musicals titled Bella: An American Tall Tale by Kirsten Childs, the co-lyricist of FLY; and the world-premiere musical Hood, a fresh take on Robin Hood by Douglas Carter Beane and Lewis Flinn. Also included in the 2016-2017 season are two of The New York Times Best Theater picks of 2015, Constellations and The Christians; the classic historical drama, Inherit The Wind; a reimagined Greek tragedy, Electra; the holiday classic, A Christmas Carol; and an exciting new work with a title to be announced. DTC's 2016-2017 season includes productions in the Potter Rose Performance Hall and the Studio Theatre at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre in the AT&T Performing Arts Center and the Kalita Humphreys Theater on Turtle Creek. (more...)

Breaking News: Aaron Sorkin to Write New Adaptation of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD; Coming to Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Producer Scott Rudin has announced plans to bring Harper Lee's classic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD to Broadway for the 2017-2018 season. Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin will write a new stage adaptation of Lee's novel, and the production will be directed by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher. (more...)

Erika Rolfsrud & More to Join Robert Cuccioli in MAGICAL THINKING Reading
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

ERIKA ROLFSRUD Joins ROBERT CUCCIOLI & B'way Veterans Mimi Turque & Kristie Dale Sanders in MAGICAL THINKING, by Carrie Robbins for 29th Street Playwrights Collective's NEW WORKS SERIES (more...)

O'Neill's THE HAIRY APE to Play The Odyssey, 5/14-7/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Renowned British actor/writer/director Steven Berkoff will direct a rare production of Eugene O'Neill's 1922 expressionist play The Hairy Ape, opening May 14 at West L.A.'s Odyssey Theatre. (more...)

Jesse Eisenberg to Star in His Off-Broadway Show, THE SPOILS, in London, May 27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

The European premiere of The New Group's critically acclaimed Off-Broadway production, The Spoils, a razor-sharp new comedy written by and starring internationally acclaimed actor Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network, Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice), will transfer for a strictly limited season at London's Trafalgar Studios, from 27 May to 13 August, with press night on 2 June.  (more...)

Diane Lane Will Return to Broadway This Fall in Stephen Karam's Adaptation of THE CHERRY ORCHARD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) has just announced Academy Award nominee Diane Lane will return to Broadway to play 'Ranevskaya' in a new production of The Cherry Orchard. Ms. Lane made her Broadway debut as a child, in the 1977 revival of The Cherry Orchard. (more...)

Winthrop Playmakers to Stage GYPSY in June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

The Winthrop Playmakers are thrilled to announce their upcoming production of the beloved musical Gypsy, opening June 18 at Memorial Hall at 151 Pauline Street in Winthrop. With a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jules Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and suggested by the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, Gypsy has been hailed as one of the greatest musicals ever written by The New York Times. (more...)

BWW Contest: Win Tickets to April 30 Screening of Richard Strauss' ELEKTRA
by Katricia Lang - Apr 27, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com is giving away tickets to a special screening of ELEKTRA, the final performance of The Met: Live in HD 2015-2016 Series. Showing is Saturday, April 30 at 11:55 AM at a Houston-area movie theater! Enter to Win! (more...)

Peterborough Players to Screen Met Opera's ELEKTRA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Shortly after conquering the opera world with his scandalous masterpiece Salome, Richard Strauss turned to Hugo von Hofmannsthal's recent adaptation of Sophocles's Electra for his next project. The resulting opera is an intense and still-startling work that unites the commanding impact of Greek tragedy with the unsettling insights of early-20th-century Freudian psychology. The drama unfolds in a single act of rare vocal and orchestral power. (more...)

Columbus Children's Theatre to Stage CATS This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Columbus Children's Theatre will present CATS, May 5-15, 2016 at Lincoln Theatre located at 769 E. Long Street. (more...)

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

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

Five Fun Facts About The Pulitzer Prize For Drama
by Michael Dale - Apr 18, 2016

The Pulitzer Prize For Drama was first awarded in 1918, because they didn't consider any play to be worthy in 1917. (more...)

Citizens Theatre Cancels This Week's Previews of 'THIS RESTLESS HOUSE' Trilogy
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Due to the injury of a cast member, Citizens Theatre's preview performances of THIS RESTLESS HOUSE Part 1: Agamemnon's Return on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 April have unfortunately had to be cancelled. (more...)

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