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TRAINSPOTTING Leads Citizens Theatre's Autumn Season
by Marianka Swain - May 31, 2016

Today the Citizens Theatre announces its Autumn 2016 Season, featuring a major new Main Stage production of Harry Gibson's adaptation of Trainspotting, Irvine Welsh's controversial depiction of the drug culture of 1980s Edinburgh, directed by Citizens Theatre's Main Stage Director in Residence Gareth Nicholls; a large-scale community production written by Johnny McKnight based on the famous Glasgow urban myth of 'The Gorbals Vampire'; smash-hit musical Glasgow Girls' return to the Citizens Theatre following a fresh run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe; riotous comedy of manners The Rivals directed by Dominic Hill in a co-production with Bristol Old Vic and Liverpool Everyman &Playhouse; Dundee Rep's hugely successful 2015 production of John McGrath's The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil; and a new festive production for all the family of Hansel and Gretel directed by Dominic Hill. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for Music Circus Season - Lauren Zakrin in LEGALLLY BLONDE, Jacquelyn Piro Donovan in HELLO, DOLLY! and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

After auditioning performers in New York City, Los Angeles, and Sacramento, California Musical Theatre has confirmed casting for all six shows in the 66th Music Circus season. The stellar cast for the season is loaded with Broadway veterans--some of whom are making their Music Circus debuts--Tony nominees, and audience favorites from previous Music Circus productions. (more...)

English Touring Theatre Announces Dates for FRENCH WITHOUT TEARS and LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER
by Marianka Swain - Jun 8, 2016

With its production of Brideshead Revisited currently on a national tour, English Touring Theatre Director, Rachel Tackley, today announces full details for the tour and casting of Terence Rattigan's FRENCH WITHOUT TEARS and a new adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER. (more...)

Hope Street Emerging Artists Launch 2016 Programme
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

A group of 20 artists have been brought together to embark on this year's Emerging Artists Programme in Liverpool. (more...)

BWW Review: Thrilling NEVERWHERE: A Signature Production for an Ambitious New Company
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jun 6, 2016

I know a gripping mythos when I see one. This is the real deal. If you have the kind of imagination that responds to graphic novels and Game of Thrones, this one is for you. You will find yourself transported for three hours into a world completely different from our own, but it is nevertheless detailed, dramatically coherent, and totally absorbing. (more...)

BOTTLENECK to Open at Old Red Lion
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

After a hugely successful run at Theatre N16, artistic director Jamie Eastlake's production of Luke Barnes' football play Bottleneck comes to the Old Red Lion for a short engagement at the beginning of the UEFA Euro 2016. (more...)

Cathy Tyson To Lead THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST at Birmingham Rep and Leicester Curve
by Marianka Swain - Jun 30, 2016

Today, Curve Artistic Director, Nikolai Foster, announces the cast for his production of THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST. BAFTA and Golden Globe-nominated actress Cathy Tyson will star as the iconic Lady Bracknell in Foster's stylish reimagining of Wilde's much-loved comedy. Cathy is best known for her role in the multi-award winning film Mona Lisa, classic ITV drama series Band of Gold and her stage work with the RSC and Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse. (more...)

BWW Preview: Mixing it Up at #NAF16
by David Fick - Jun 30, 2016

Variety is the spice of life on the National Lottery Fringe, with anything and everything on offer for audiences. In this third and final National Arts Festival preview column, I'll be looking at three diverse productions that I managed to see on various platforms before this year's festival, which should offer something for everyone, whether you're looking for stand-up comedy, family fare or magical illusions. (more...)

VIDEO: Cynthia Erivo Performs a Song from THE COLOR PURPLE on THE VIEW
by TV News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

On THE VIEW, Actress Cynthia Erivo talks about stepping into the role of Celie in Broadway's 'The Color Purple' and the advice she received from Whoopi. (more...)

Young Everyman Playhouse to Host Young Directors' Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

Young Everyman Playhouse's (YEP) Young Directors' Festival sees the company continue their ground-breaking work that gives young people opportunities on stage and off stage. Winners of The Stage Youth Theatre of the Year Award in 2015 for their pioneering structure that gives young people training and skills in all theatre disciplines, YEP's Directors' Festival is a unique festival in regional theatre, showcasing the skills of the directors of the future. This year's festival runs from Monday 6 to 21 June in the Everyman's Ev1 space. (more...)

Freddie Fox, Clare Foster, Amy Morgan and More Announced for TRAVESTIES Revival
by Marianka Swain - Jun 29, 2016

Menier Chocolate Factory has announced further casting for its major revival of Tom Stoppard's TRAVESTIES. Joining Tom Hollander are: Clare Foster (Cecily), Freddie Fox (Tristan Tzara), Forbes Masson (Lenin), Peter McDonald (James Joyce), Amy Morgan (Gwendolen) and Sarah Quist (Nadya). Patrick Marber directs, and the production opens on 4 October, with previews from 22 September and runs until 19 November. Public booking opens today. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 26
by Audition Roundup - Jun 26, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, June 26, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

BWW Review: Bursting the Dam of Loneliness in THE WEIR
by Brendan Daly - Jun 25, 2016

Four local men gather in a forgotten pub in a remote part of Ireland and attempt to impress an outsider, a young woman newly-arrived to the area, with their ghost stories, but she delivers a haunting story of loss that devastates them. (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...)

Northern Broadsides and York Theatre Royal Revive J.B. Priestley's WHEN WE ARE MARRIED
by Marianka Swain - Jun 22, 2016

Northern Broadsides and York Theatre Royal will be joining forces in September to stage J.B.Priestley's much loved and rarely toured classic comedy WHEN WE ARE MARRIED. Directed by and featuring Northern Broadsides artistic director Barrie Rutter, the production will open at York Theatre Royal from the 9-24 September and then go on a national tour until 10 December 2016. (more...)

Cannes Lions Winners Announced in First Live-streamed Awards Show
by TV News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Winners of the Direct, Glass, Print & Publishing, Promo & Activation and Radio Lions were announced last night (6/20) at the 63rd International Festival of Creativity. (more...)

Niamh McGrady and Will Featherstone Board NIGHT MUST FALL UK Tour; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

?Niamh McGrady and Will Featherstone will star as Olivia and Dan respectively in the national tour of Emlyn Williams's psychological thriller, NIGHT MUST FALL, directed by Luke Sheppard, joining the previously announced Gwen Taylor as Mrs Bransom and Daragh O'Malley as Inspector Belsize, along with Alasdair Buchan as Hubert, Anne Odeke as Nurse Libby, Mandi Symonds as Mrs Terence and Melissa Vaughan as Dora.  (more...)

Henry Naylor's THE COLLECTOR to Tour the UK This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Following acclaimed runs at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival and the Arcola Theatre, Kathryn Barker Productions today announces a UK tour of Henry Naylor's THE COLLECTOR. William Reay, who reprises his role from the Edinburgh and Arcola runs, is joined by Anna Riding and Olivia Beardsley. Michael Cabot directs the production which tours to 29 venues across the UK this autumn, starting at York Theatre Royal's Studio on 21 September. (more...)

Everyman Theatre Names New Associate Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

? Everyman Theatre is pleased to announce Noah Himmelstein as its first Associate Artistic Director. In this newly created position, Mr. Himmelstein will work closely with the creative team, shaping programming and expanding the organization's artistic reach in the region. Mr. Himmelstein's new role will officially begin on September 1, 2016. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, June 19, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Jenna Ushkowitz and Michael Bakkensen Lead Reading of Jeff Stolzer's POWER PLAYS
by Marianka Swain - Jun 15, 2016

Michael Bakkensen, who delighted audiences on Broadway in Noises Off and The Man Who Came to Dinner, and Jenna Ushkowitz, the award-winning actress known for playing Tina Cohen-Chang on the Fox television series Glee and for her roles in numerous Broadway musicals, including The King and I and Spring Awakening, will star in a private, industry-only reading of Jeff Stolzer's POWER PLAYS, a new comedy-drama. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 12
by Audition Roundup - Jun 12, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, June 12, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo Wins 2016 Tony Award for Best Lead Actress - Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2016

Cynthia Erivo has won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for her role as Celie in THE COLOR PURPLE. (more...)

QUEENS OF SYRIA to Play West End Gala Performance at New London Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

After selling out its week-long run at the Young Vic theatre, the UK tour of QUEENS OF SYRIA - Developing Artists and Refuge Productions' adaptation of Euripides' great anti-war tragedy - will culminate in a West End Gala Performance at the New London Theatre on Sunday 24 July. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 7/8; DAMN YANKEES in Pittsburgh, WEST SIDE STORY in Portland and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 8, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Pittsburgh, Portland, Orlando and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include DAMN YANKEES at Pittsburgh CLO, WEST SIDE STORY in Portland, and THE BROTHERS SIZE in Orlando, just to name a few. (more...)

BWW Interview: MSMT Panel Takes a Look at History: Argentina's and Its Own
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jul 8, 2016

History- actual 20th century events and the theatre's own story and legacy - became the joint focus of Maine State Music Theatre's second Peek Behind the Curtain talkback, held on July 7 at the Curtis Memorial Library. The panel examined the characters and forces that formed the basis for MSMT"s thrilling production of Evita, now playing at the Pickard until July 16, and also took several excursions into MSMT's history, which forms the basis of a new retrospective exhibition, MSMT Past, Present, and Future, which serendipitously celebrated a gala opening that same date. Moderated by Broadway World's Carla Maria Verdino-Sullwold, the panel featured the three stars of the Andrew Lloyd-Webber musical, Kate Fahrner, Matt Farcher, and Nat Chandler, as well as the Artistic Directors of two of the areas leading theatres, MSMT's own Curt Dale Clark and the Good Theater's Brian P. Allen. (more...)

BWW Review: QUEENS OF SYRIA, Young Vic, 7 July 2016
by Marianka Swain - Jul 7, 2016

Last night's Stuff Happens revival was concerned with warmongering men chasing glory from afar. Now we meet the women who suffer most from such conflict: 13 Syrian refugees, driven from their homeland. Their voices are seldom heard amidst the din, but thanks to Georgina Paget, Charlotte Eagar and William Stirling's drama therapy workshop, which grew into a fully-fledged performance and will tour nationally following its London run, those voices now ring out across the UK. (more...)

Lincoln Center Out of Doors to Launch This Month with Patti Smith and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Lincoln Center Out of Doors, one of the country's longest-running outdoor summer festivals, will open its 46th season of free performances on Wednesday, July 20 at 7:30 pm with multi-faceted artist Patti Smith in an evening of words and music, joined by longtime musical collaborators Lenny Kaye and Tony Shanahan. (more...)

The Everyman & Playhouse to Present THE STAR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

A new entertainment by Michael Wynne, The Star, will mark Liverpool Playhouse's 150th anniversary this Christmas in honour of its origins as a Music Hall venue. Directed by Philip Wilson, the production will feature Michael Starke. At the Everyman Associate Director Nick Bagnall's effervescent take on The Two Gentlemen of Verona sets the action in a colourful and musical 1960s. Desmond Barrit will appear alongside Maggie Steed as Mrs Malaprop in Sheridan's elegant comedy of manners The Rivals at the Playhouse. (more...)

UK Premiere of ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL Set for Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

The UK premiere of the hit Off Broadway musical Adding Machine: A Musical, composed by Joshua Schmidt, with libretto by Jason Loewith and Joshua Schmidt, and based on the classic play by Elmer Rice, opens at the Finborough Theatre on Wednesday, 28 September 2016 (Press Nights: Friday 30 September and Saturday 1 October 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

BWW Review: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM - A Sideshow Take On The Bard
by Lynn Beaver - Jul 5, 2016

Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, currently playing at City Theatre takes the Bard to a 1920's circus sideshow. (more...)

BWW Review: Center for the Arts' Emotionally-Charged 1776
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 26, 2016

Perhaps it's a case of perfect timing - or maybe it's simply the fact that a revival of a much-beloved Tony Award-winning best musical is enough to attract a strong ensemble of men to the project - but make no mistake about it, Murfreesboro's Center for the Arts succeeds where so many companies have fallen short in bringing a superbly mounted production of Sherman Edwards' and Peter Stone's 1776 to vibrant life onstage! (more...)

Cast Announced for Beth Steel's LABYRINTH at Hampstead Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Jul 26, 2016

Hampstead Theatre presents the world premiere of Beth Steel's LABYRINTH, a Hampstead Theatre commission. Directed by Anna Ledwich, this compelling new thriller explores the fallout from one the most catastrophic economic crises of modern history, which brought Latin America to its knees for decades. The play runs 1 September-8 October, with press night on 7 September. (more...)

Everyman Theatre Welcomes New Director of Education
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Everyman Theatre is pleased to welcome Brianna McCoy as its new Director of Education. Formerly the Director of Education at Round House Theatre in Bethesda, Ms. McCoy brings with her years of experience in all areas of educational theatre. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 24
by Audition Roundup - Jul 24, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 24, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Smash Hit Comedy THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Announces UK Tour For 2017
by Edward Baker - Jul 22, 2016

The Play That Goes Wrong, the West End's Olivier Award winning box office hit, announces a major national tour for 2017. Opening at Theatre Royal Bath on 10 January, the production will visit 30 venues nationwide until the end of July 2017, including Newcastle Theatre Royal, Belgrade Theatre Coventry, The Mercury Theatre Colchester, Cambridge Arts Theatre and Mayflower Theatre Southampton (full list of tour dates to be confirmed). The West End production also announces a new booking period, with tickets going on sale until 10 September 2017 at the Duchess Theatre, London. (more...)

BWW Review: MSMT's FIDDLER Weaves a Rich Tapestry of Tradition, Tears, and Joy
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jul 22, 2016

Maine State Music Theatre's third 2016 main stage production is a cause for celebration! After twenty-one years, the beloved Bock-Harnick musical, Fiddler on the Roof returns to the Pickard stage in a monumental production directed and choreographed by Gary John LaRosa, that stunningly weaves a rich and joyous tapestry of laughter, tears, and joy. Maintaining its perfect dramatic and emotional equipoise, this Fiddler on the Roof travels between tradition and change, monumental events and mastery of detail. (more...)

National Theatre Live to Broadcast THREEPENNY OPERA and DEEP BLUE SEA This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

National Theatre Live has announced international broadcasts of the Rufus Norris' National Theatre production of The Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, in collaboration with Elisabeth Hauptmann, in a new adaptation by Simon Stephens on Thursday, September 22, 2016; and, Carrie Cracknell's acclaimed National Theatre production of Terence Rattigan's The Deep Blue Sea on Thursday, October 6, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: SOME GIRL(S), Park Theatre, 19 July 2016
by Debbie Gilpin - Jul 20, 2016

The latest production in the Park Theatre's Park 90 auditorium is a revival of Neil LaBute's Some Girl(s). Brought to the stage by the Buckland Theatre Company, the play follows Guy as he revisits some old flames in an attempt to exorcise some relationship demons before his wedding. (more...)

Catch a Rising Star Brings Comedian Bobby Collins Back to Ocean State Theatre August 14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), the not-for-profit professional theatre company, which recently opened its 2016 summer season, in its comfortable stadium-style theatre in Warwick, along with the legendary comedy club, Catch A Rising Star, are proud to announce the return of comedian Bobby Collins to Ocean State Theatre for one performance only on Sunday, August 14 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 17
by Audition Roundup - Jul 17, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 17, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

BWW Interview: Growth, Change, and Empathy: Bill Nolte Muses on FIDDLER and Art
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jul 15, 2016

'It's all about growing and being willing to change…about people finding a way to look at things from both sides and learn to empathize.' The soft-spoken man sitting opposite me thoughtfully answers my question about the universality of the musical theatre piece in which he stars, Fiddler on the Roof. There is a gentle, heartfelt quality to all his comments, and one understands immediately why Bill Nolte makes an ideal Tevye. The Broadway actor, singer, and visual artist makes his Maine State Music Theatre debut on July 20 in a part he has played twice before, and he waxes eloquent about the experience in Maine and his reunion with director/choreographer Gary John LaRosa and many of the veteran cast members. (more...)

Elements Theatre to Crown Summer 2016 with Shakespeare's KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Crowning its year-long tribute to Shakespeare's 400th anniversary, Elements Theatre Company presents King Lear under the direction of Danielle Dwyer, CJ. In the striking outdoor setting of the Atrium of the Church of the Transfiguration, the members of Elements Theatre Company bring all of their passionate dedication and expertise to the Bard's riveting portrayal of a kingdom and families torn apart. Press night is Opening night, August 12, 7:00pm guest lecture Dr. Kathryn Moncrief, followed by outdoor performance 8:00pm. (more...)

This is not a typo! BOOK OF MORON coming to Fort Worth
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth, Robert Dubac's newest off-Broadway solo hit, THE BOOK OF MORON, makes its Fort Worth debutJuly 27-31 at Bass Performance Hall's McDavid Studio. Tickets are $30-$40 and are on sale now! (more...)

Full Casting Announced for Northern Broadsides/York Theatre Royal Production of WHEN WE ARE MARRIED
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Northern Broadsides and York Theatre Royal are delighted to announce full casting for their forthcoming touring production of J.B. Priestley's When We Are Married. (more...)

USITT Seeks Nominations for 2017 Architecture Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

USITT invites nominations for its 2017 Architecture Awards, recognizing the best new performance spaces and reflecting outstanding design by theatre architects and consultants.  (more...)

Richmond Triangle Players to Present MURPHY'S LAW
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Richmond Triangle Players hosts a one-night-only concert reading of the road-trip musical comedy Murphy's Law with book, music, and lyrics by Andy Nagraj and Jonathan Spivey on Monday, July 25 at 8 PM. This concert reading is Richmond's first - but not final - taste of the musical since the original workshop at the Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond in 2004. (more...)

Live Broadcast of National Theatre's THE THREEPENNY OPERA in September
by Marianka Swain - Jul 11, 2016

Rufus Norris's National Theatre production of THE THREEPENNY OPERA by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill in a new adaptation by Simon Stephens will be broadcast live to cinemas around the world direct from the National's Olivier Theatre on 22 September at 7pm. (more...)

Fisayo Akinade, Sharon D Clarke and Alex Hassell Join Caryl Churchill's PIGS AND DOGS
by Marianka Swain - Jul 1, 2016

Fisayo Akinade, Sharon D Clarke and Alex Hassell have been cast in Caryl Churchill's new 10-minute play PIGS AND DOGS. Rehearsals start on Monday 11 July 2016. Pigs and Dogs runs from Wednesday 20 July 2016 to Saturday 30 July 2016 in the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs. Press night is on Friday 22 July 2016, 6.30pm. (more...)

Selina Cadell and Harriet Thorpe Join THE DRESSER As First Images Released
by Marianka Swain - Jul 1, 2016

The first images of Ken Stott and Reece Shearsmith in a new production of Ronald Harwood's THE DRESSER were released today, along with two new cast members: Selina Cadell and Harriet Thorpe. (more...)

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