WAITING FOR WAITING FOR GODOT to Open at St. James Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Mark Bell, the critically-acclaimed director behind the Olivier-award winning hit The Play That Goes Wrong and the recently acclaimed The Comedy About a Bank Robbery directs the European premiere of Dave Hanson's off-Broadway comedy at St. James Theatre Studio for a four-week run this autumn (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...)

Deep Dish Theater Company to Close Doors
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

After 15 years of producing plays in Chapel Hill, the Deep Dish Theater Company is closing its doors. (more...)

Production Underway for Season 2 of Crackle's Scripted Drama THE ART OF MORE
by TV News Desk - May 4, 2016

Crackle, Sony's free streaming network, is now in production on season two of the network's first original scripted drama series, THE ART OF MORE. (more...)

Beckett's ENDGAME Comes To Queensland Performing Arts Centre
by Marianka Swain - May 30, 2016

Samuel Beckett's Absurdist masterpiece, Endgame, is shake & stir theatre co's third production in their 10-year anniversary season and will be presented at the Cremorne Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) from 9 August 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: Beckett's ENDGAME Brings the Absurdist's World to the Kirk Douglas Theatre
by Shari Barrett - May 2, 2016

Every director has their bucket list of plays they wish to direct or perhaps even appear in someday. Director Alan Mandell has long been enamored with the work of Samuel Beckett and has toured with original productions of Waiting for Godot and Endgame directed by Beckett. With his 80-year career in theatre and innate understanding of the absurdist's work, Mandell has now directed Endgame at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City, starring in the production with Barry McGovern. This is the second Beckett play in which the two actors have appeared together, the first being Waiting for Godot in 2012 at the Mark Taper Forum. And their stage camaraderie is a wonder to behold. (more...)

Photo Flash: ENDGAME Celebrates Opening Night at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Samuel Beckett's classic Endgame opened last night, May 1, 2016, at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre. Directed by Alan Mandell, performances for 'Endgame' will continue through May 22. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

David Hare's SKYLIGHT Opens in June at MTC
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

David Hare's contemporary classic Skylight returns to Melbourne Theatre Company's stage 20 years after its Australian premiere. Led by newly appointed MTC Associate Director Dean Bryant (I'll Eat You Last, Next to Normal), Skylight opens on Thursday 23 June at Southbank Theatre, The Sumner.  (more...)

SHINING CITY, Starring Matthew Broderick, Starts Tonight at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

A friendly reminder! Previews begin tonight for Irish Repertory Theatre's production of Conor McPherson's acclaimed play SHINING CITY, starring two-time Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderick. Directed by Ciaran O'Reilly, SHINING CITY also features Billy Carter (The Weir, Port Authority), Lisa Dwan (the acclaimed Beckett Trilogy), and James Russell (Port Authority, Juno and the Paycock). (more...)

Cutting Ball Theater to Close 17th Season with August Strindberg's A DREAMPLAY
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Cutting Ball Theater closes its 17th season, dedicated to dreams, with August Strindberg's A DREAMPLAY. (more...)

Richard Bean's TOAST to Make US Debut at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

59E59 Theaters will host the US premiere of TOAST, written by Richard Bean and directed by Eleanor Rhode. Produced by Snapdragon Productions, in association with Jagged Fence Theatre for the 2016 Brits Off Broadway festival, TOAST begins performances on Wednesday, April 20 for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 22.  Press opening is Wednesday, April 27 at 7 PM.  (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for ENDGAME at CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Rehearsals have begun for Samuel Beckett's classic Endgame, directed by one of Beckett's most renowned interpreters Alan Mandell at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre, April 24 through May 22, 2016. The opening is scheduled for May 1. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Endgame Named to JMP Securities Fast 50 List of Hottest Privately Held Companies for Second Consecutive Year
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

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THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, A RAISIN IN THE SUN & More Set for Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is proud to announce its 2016-2017 Season line-up. This will be the final season in their current Race Street location before the company moves into the new Otto M. Budig Theater that will be located at 12th and Elm Streets in OTR for the 2017-2018 season! (more...)

Lisa Dwan's BECKETT TRILOGY to Play NYU Skirball Center, 4/13-17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts will present Irish actress Lisa Dwan in her internationally acclaimed Beckett Trilogy:  Not /Footfalls/ Rockaby, running for six performances from April 13 - 17, 2016, at NYU Skirball Center.  Beckett Trilogy will open on April 13, the 110th Anniversary of Samuel Beckett's birth, and the opening night performances will feature a post-show celebration and conversation honoring Beckett's legacy.  (more...)

Netflix to Premiere First Original Sports Documentary Series LAST CHANCE U, 7/29
by TV News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

Netflix, the world's leading Internet television network, will premiere an original six-part documentary series LAST CHANCE U on July 29, 2016 (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...)

Merritt Patterson Joins Cast of Crackle's Original Scripted Drama THE ART OF MORE
by TV News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Crackle, Sony's free streaming service, today announced that Merritt Patterson ('The Royals,' 'Ravenswood') will join the season two cast of the critically-acclaimed original drama series, THE ART OF MORE. (more...)

Renowned Cybersecurity Expert Kelly Bissell to Lead Accenture Security
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

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Melbourne Theatre Company to Present JASPER JONES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Opening Friday 5 August at Southbank Theatre, The Sumner, award-winning novel Jasper Jones is brought to life in a rich and poignant new production directed by Sam Strong. (more...)

Endgame Wins 2016 Washington Top Workplaces Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

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Marin Theatre Company Sets 2016-17 Family Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

This fall, Marin Theatre Company unleashes their 2016-17 Family Series season with tales of growing up, friendship, and self discovery. Kicking off its second Family Series Season of Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) plays is writer and performer Jim Napolitano with his original shadow puppet story, Father Goose's Tales. Next up are three fully self-produced TYA productions: an adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's engrossing The Jungle Book by Greg Banks, Hans Christian Andersen's classic tale, The Snow Queen, adapted by Mike Kenny, and Brendan Murray's endearing rendition of Hare and Tortoise. (more...)

Endgame to Present at REcon 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

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Netflix Acquires THE DISCOVERY, Starring Rooney Mara & Robert Redford
by TV News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Netflix has acquired global rights to Charlie McDowell's THE DISCOVERY, starring Rooney Mara (Carol), Robert Redford (Truth) and Jason Segel (The End of the Tour). The film will premiere on Netflix and in select theaters in the US in 2017. (more...)

Sheffield Theatres Announces Full Casts for WAITING FOR GODOT and World Premiere of THE NAP
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

With the critically acclaimed Show Boat currently running in the Crucible, and Partus and A Raisin in the Sun in rehearsals, Sheffield Theatres' Artistic Director Daniel Evans announces the full casts for the forthcoming productions of Waiting For Godot and the world premiere of Richard Bean's comedy thriller The Nap, both at the Crucible this spring. (more...)

M. Night Shyamalan & TNT Team for 2-Hour Block of Terror
by TV News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

TNT is teaming up with M. Night Shyamalan on a new two-hour block of terror and suspense to be curated by the Oscar(R)-nominated writer-director (The Sixth Sense, Signs, Unbreakable) and executive producer of the summer's TV hit, Wayward Pines. (more...)

Snapdragon Productions Sets Full UK Touring Cast of TOAST
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Snapdragon Productions today announces the full cast for the UK tour of their acclaimed revival of Toast by Richard Bean.  Accompanying Matthew Kelly and Simon Greenall are Will Barton, Steve Nicolson, Matt Sutton and John Wark, all reprising their roles from the 2014 Park Theatre run. Kieran Knowles is the sole new cast member who joins the company in the role of Dezzie. (more...)

Chicago Directors Set for American Players Theatre's 37th Summer Festival Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

American Players Theatre (APT) announces its 37th Summer Festival Season, June 3 - October 16, 2016, a diverse lineup of eight classical and contemporary plays in repertory that includes the return and work of two visiting Chicago directors: Derrick Sanders, founding Artistic Director of Congo Square Theatre Company directing The African Company Presents Richard III by Carlyle Brown in APT's intimate 200-seat Touchstone Theatre; and Jeff Award winner William Brown taking on William Shakespeare's King Lear in APT's flagship 1140-seat outdoor amphitheater on the Hill. (more...)

IVANOV, Hugo Weaving, MATILDA Top 2015 Sydney Theatre Awards; Winners List!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

At a star-studded ceremony today 18 January 2016, the winners of the 2015 Sydney Theatre Awards were announced, with a record 36 Awards presented, shared between 19 productions which played in Sydney during the calendar year of 2015. Over 350 members of the Sydney theatre community packed the auditorium at Paddington RSL to celebrate the best of Sydney theatre. Scroll down or click HERE for the full list of winners! (more...)

BWW Reviews: SYDNEY THEATRE AWARDS 2015 Winners Announced
by Jade Kops - Jan 18, 2016

The Sydney's Theatre community gathered at the 2015 SYDNEY THEATRE AWARDS tonight for the 11th annual celebration of the best of the past year's work as judged by The Sydney Reviewers. (more...)

shake & stir theatre to Celebrate 10th Anniversary at QPAC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

The multi award winning shake & stir theatre co will celebrate their 10th Anniversary year with a stellar line up at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) in 2016. (more...)

World Premiere of ONDINE Set for Cutting Ball Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Cutting Ball Theater continues its 17th season with the World Premiere of ONDINE by Katharine Sherman. Cutting Ball founding Artistic Director Rob Melrose helms this beautifully tragic dream, featuring Molly Benson, Marilet Martinez, Danielle O'Hare, Kenny Toll, and Jessica Waldman. ONDINE plays February 5 through March 6 (press opening: February 11) at the Cutting Ball Theater in residence at EXIT on Taylor (277 Taylor Street) in San Francisco. For tickets ($10-50) and more information, the public may visit cuttingball.com or call      415-525-1205. (more...)

MCC's SMOKEFALL, Starring Zachary Quinto, Begins Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

MCC Theater welcomes film and television star Robin Tunney, making her stage debut opposite Zachary Quinto in the New York premiere of Smokefall by Noah Haidle, directed by Anne Kauffman, who directed The Nether for MCC last season to great acclaim. Smokefall will play the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street) with previews beginning tonight, February 4, 2016, and an opening night set for February 22. It is scheduled through March 13. (more...)

James Greene and Anne Gee Byrd Join ENDGAME at the Douglas This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Further casting has been announced for Samuel Beckett's masterful Endgame, directed by one of Beckett's most celebrated interpreters Alan Mandell at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre, April 24 through May 22, 2016. The opening is scheduled for May 1. (more...)

MOLLY'S HAMMER to Premiere at The Rep Studio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis concludes its 2015-2016 Studio Theatre series with Molly's Hammer by Tammy Ryan, based on the book Hammer of Justice by Liane Ellison Norman and directed by Seth Gordon. (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...)

The Neo-Futurists to Rock Out with POP WAITS This February
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2015

Who are you? What are we? Do I repeat the chorus or hit the bridge? Explore these questions and more at The Neo-Futurists' upcoming show, POP WAITS. The show opens Monday, February 8 at 7:30 p.m. at The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland. Audiences can tap their inner rock stars by enrolling in Malic and Molly's special class, 'We Could Be Heroes': A Neo-Futurist and Monsterclown Devising Workshop. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards - Last Week to Vote!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 24, 2015

Happy Holidays! It's the last week to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Chicago Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

2015 Sydney Theatre Awards Nominations Announced
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2015

Nominations were announced today for the Sydney Theatre Awards for 2015, which will be presented at a gala ceremony on Monday January 18, 2016 at 6pm at the Paddington RSL. (more...)

New Musical EXPOSURE to Play in Concert with Matthew Morrison at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below will host EXPOSURE in Concert, featuring Matthew Morrison and an exciting line-up of Broadway stars performing selections from the powerful new musical conceived and created by Cathy Nathan, with original music and lyrics by Erik Della Penna, musical direction by Doug Peck, and photography by Sandro.  (more...)

Married Couple Dylan & Becky Ann Baker Join Cast of John Doyle-Helmed PEER GYNT at CSC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Managing Director Jeff Griffin, today announced that acclaimed actors (and married couple) Becky Ann Baker (currently featured on "Girls") and Dylan Baker (currently featured on "The Americans") have joined the cast of its upcoming production of Henrik Ibsen's PEER GYNT, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, who becomes the company's new Artistic Director in July.  (more...)

Scoop: QUANTICO on ABC - Sunday, April 24, 2016
by - Apr 4, 2016

Get all the scoop on QUANTICO, airing on ABC on Sunday, April 24, 2016! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at ENDGAME, Opening This Weekend at Kirk Douglas Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Samuel Beckett's classic Endgame opens Sunday, May 1, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre. Directed by Alan Mandell, performances for 'Endgame' will continue through May 22. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Chichester's THIS HOUSE to Transfer to the Garrick Theatre This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

James Graham's critically acclaimed political drama THIS HOUSE will transfer to the Garrick Theatre, following its upcoming run at Chichester's Minerva Theatre. (more...)

BrainiacFunded is the #1 Crowdfunding PR Company in The World
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

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VIDEO: Crackle Announces Programming Offerings; Previews Scripted Drama STARTUP
by TV News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

At Crackle's upfront presentation held in New York today, Sony's streaming service announced the network's program, advertising and virtual reality offerings. (more...)

Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER, SMART PEOPLE & More Set for Long Wharf Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Long Wharf Theatre  announces its 52nd season: a mix of new plays, a world premiere musical, a contemporary comedy, and a classic. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Fast' Episode of ABC's QUANTICO
by - Apr 18, 2016

On the next episode of QUANTICO on ABC titled "Fast", it's career day at Quantico as the NATS meet representatives from various FBI branches to help them decide their future paths. (more...)

MTC to Present DOUBLE INDEMNITY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

One of the greatest crime novels of our times is given new life thanks to a razor-sharp stage adaptation by award-winning writer Tom Holloway. Under the expert direction of Sam Strong, Double Indemnity promises twice the ordinary payout in passion and intrigue when it makes its world premiere on Friday 3 June at Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse. (more...)

TNT Officially Orders TALES FROM THE CRYPT Anthology Series
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

The network has officially greenlit an initial 10-episode order of the fan favorite TALES FROM THE CRYPT anthology series, based on the original EC Comics. (more...)

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