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Geva Announces the Line-Up for the Festival of New Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

???????Geva Theatre Center unveils its line-up for the Festival of New Theatre 2016 to be held in the Fielding Stage from October 12 - October 23. FONT 2016 is a vibrant and innovative mix of new works by some of the most exciting playwrights from across the country and around the corner and is part of Geva's ongoing commitment to developing and producing new work for the American theatre.  (more...)

Dermot Crowley and Dearbhla Molloy Lead AFTERPLAY, Beginning Tonight at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Irish Repertory Theatre presents the New York premiere of AFTERPLAY, by Tony and Olivier Award winner Brian Friel. Directed by Joe Dowling (Tartuffe), and starring Irish stage and screen stars Dermot Crowley and Dearbhla Molloy. (more...)

Royal Court Announces Casting for THE CHILDREN by Lucy Kirkwood
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Francesca Annis, Ron Cook and Deborah Findlay have been cast in Lucy Kirkwood's new play The Children which runs in the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs 17 November 2016 - 14 January 2017 with Press Night on Thursday 24 November. Directed by James Macdonald. With design by Miriam Buether and lighting design by Peter Mumford. "At our time of life, we simply cannot deal with this shit."  (more...)

Belvoir Tell Us More About FAITH HEALER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Judy Davis will direct Faith Healer in her Belvoir directorial debut. Previously she has directed Victory, The School for Scandal and Barrymore for Sydney Theatre Company. First performed in 1979, Faith Healer is a masterpiece by one of the greatest playwrights of the last 50 years, Brian Friel. The acclaimed Irish playwright's works have won the Tony, the Olivier and the Critic's Circle Awards for Best Play. (more...)

Dermot Crowley and Dearbhla Molloy to Lead AFTERPLAY at Irish Rep This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Irish Repertory Theatre will present the New York premiere of AFTERPLAY, by Tony and Olivier Award winner Brian Friel. Directed by Joe Dowling (Tartuffe), and starring Irish stage and screen stars Dermot Crowley and Dearbhla Molloy. (more...)

The Abbey Theatre's THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS Heads to NJ This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Sean O'Casey's masterpiece about Ireland's 1916 Easter Uprising, THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS, will make its New Jersey debut at Peak Performances, October 20th through October 23rd, directed by Sean Holmes. (more...)

Abbey's Theatre Presents THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS, 10/20-10/23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

"Th' time is rotten ripe for revolution." Set amidst the tumult of the Ireland's 1916 Easter Rising, Sean O'Casey's searing The Plough and the Stars is the story of ordinary lives ripped apart by idealism and revolution. The play opens with the domestic hum of a Dublin tenement and its residents just before the uprising's violence sweeps through the streets and dramatically impacts their lives. (more...)

BWW Review: Skylight's Endearing VIOLET Shatters Visions between the Miraculous and Mundane
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Oct 6, 2016

For the 2016-2017 no 'shrinking violet' opening of the Cabot Theatre Stage, Skylight Music Theatre presents the 1997 award-winning musical, Violet. Set in the mid 1960's, the Broadway Theatre Center production relates to a young woman's journey when her father accidentally disfigured her face and left a traumatic facial scar amid the burgeoning civil rights movement and beginnings of the Vietnam war. When Violet travels from North Carolina to Oklahoma carrying her dream and hope that a Faith Healer will remove the scar, the young Southern woman encounters various people on her Greyhound bus ride to remind the audience life's miracles arise in multiple forms when the heart opens the eyes and mind and removes the mundane from the material world. (more...)

Robert Joy to Star in Seattle Rep's KING CHARLES III; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Seattle Repertory Theatre today announced complete casting for the 2015 Oliver Award-winning Best New Play, King Charles III, Mike Bartlett's runaway smash hit, a contemporary and provocative comedy drama about Prince Charles' ascension to the throne upon the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth. It is a powerful piece about press intrusion, backroom politics, and the timeless magnetism of power. (more...)

4th Wall Theatre Company Presents First Annual Up Close Cocktails Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

4th Wall Theatre Company (formerly Stark Naked Theatre Company) is excited to announce its First Annual Up Close Cocktails Benefit, hosted by Trish Rigdon, Chair of Media Arts at The Art Institute of Houston. The Up Close Cocktails Benefit is Wednesday, November 9th from 6-8pm. We're transforming our theatre at Spring Street Studios, for an elegant cocktail night celebrating 4th Wall's bright future and the awesome generosity of our patrons. Patrons will enjoy live music and beer provided by Karbach Brewery, wine from Nice Winery,  hor d'oeuvres provided by Shade Restaurant and valet parking service available.  Join us to meet new friends and reconnect with old friends while making a difference in the lives of Houston performing artists. Your participation will make a big difference at this first must-attend event. (more...)

The Abbey Theatre's THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS Heads to NJ This October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Sean O'Casey's masterpiece about Ireland's 1916 Easter Uprising, THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS, will make its New Jersey debut at Peak Performances, October 20th through October 23rd, directed by Sean Holmes. (more...)

Cherry Jones to Make West End Debut in John Tiffany's THE GLASS MENAGERIE with Michael Esper, Brian J. Smith, and Kate O'Flynn
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

John Tiffany returns to the West End for the first time since the international critical hit Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two, to bring his acclaimed production of The Glass Menagerie to the Duke of York's Theatre for a limited season. (more...)

Abbey's Theatre Presents THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS, 10/20-10/23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

"Th' time is rotten ripe for revolution." Set amidst the tumult of the Ireland's 1916 Easter Rising, Sean O'Casey's searing The Plough and the Stars is the story of ordinary lives ripped apart by idealism and revolution. The play opens with the domestic hum of a Dublin tenement and its residents just before the uprising's violence sweeps through the streets and dramatically impacts their lives. (more...)

Melbourne Theatre Company Announces Jai Courtney to Play the Role of Macbeth
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

Melbourne Theatre Company is thrilled to announce that international screen sensation Jai Courtney will return to Australia next year exclusively for MTC, to play the title role of Macbeth in Simon Phillips' fearsome new production of Shakespeare's epic tragedy. (more...)

London Classic Theatre Announces New Tour of Terry Johnson's Award-Winning HYSTERIA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Following the successful tour of Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party in 2016, today London Classic Theatre Artistic Director Michael Cabot announces a new production of Terry Johnson's Hysteria for spring 2017. (more...)

4th Wall Theatre Presents MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

For the upcoming holiday season, 4th Wall Theatre Company (formerly Stark Naked Theatre Company) brings love and laughter to Houston audiences with Shakespeare's beloved romantic comedy, Much Ado About Nothing.  Widely considered to be one of Shakespeare's best comedies, Much Ado is a delightfully hilarious and witty tale of love, friendship and intrigue.  Appropriate for all ages, this not-to-be-missed holiday treat opens on December 1st and runs through Christmas Eve. (more...)

Save Up to $50 on Roundabout's Star-Studded LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT
by Contests - Broadway - May 9, 2016

Save over $30 on Long Day's Journey into Night! An American masterpiece. An award-winning cast. An unmissable Broadway event. Previews begin April 3. Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Jessica Lange, Tony nominee Gabriel Byrne, Oscar nominee Michael Shannon and Tony winner John Gallagher, Jr. star in a stunning new Broadway production of four-time Pulitzer Prize winner Eugene O'Neill's autobiographical masterwork. (more...)

London Classic Theatre Brings Pinter's THE BIRTHDAY PARTY to Belgrade Theatre
by Marianka Swain - May 31, 2016

Following successful tours of Alan Ayckbourn's Absent Friends and Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot in 2015, London Classic Theatre return to the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, with their new production of Harold Pinter's THE BIRTHDAY PARTY from Tues 14 to Sat 18 June. It's directed by Michael Cabot, with design by Bek Palmer and lighting by Andy Grange. (more...)

BWW Review: Stew and Heidi Rodewald Preach On Black Music For White Audiences in THE TOTAL BENT
by Michael Dale - May 29, 2016

Vondie Curtis Hall and Ato Blankson-Wood play father and son singers swimming through the mainstream. (more...)

Almeida to Broadcast Rupert Goold's RICHARD III, Starring Ralph Fiennes and Vanessa Redgrave, July 21
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

The Almeida will broadcast Artistic Director Rupert Goold's production of RICHARD III, with Ralph Fiennes as Shakespeare's most notorious villain and Vanessa Redgrave as Queen Margaret, live to cinemas in the UK and around the world on 21 July. (more...)

Novato Theater Company Presents Brian Friel's Tony Award-Winning DANCING AT LUGHNASA
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

This cathartic, Tony Award-winning play that inspired the movie starring Meryl Streep is a timeless classic performed all over the world. And now it comes to Novato, directed by Patricia Miller of Pollinator Arts with a cast of well-known Marin favorites, joined by talented professionals from San Francisco, Sonoma, Richmond and Berkeley. The show is produced by Mark Clark.  (more...)

Scoop: HOUDINI & DOYLE on FOX - Monday, May 16, 2016
by - May 16, 2016

Get all the scoop on HOUDINI & DOYLE, airing on FOX on Monday, May 16, 2016! (more...)

RICHARD III, Starring Ralph Fiennes and Vanessa Redgrave, Eyes Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

The Almeida's production of RICHARD III, with Ralph Fiennes as Shakespeare's most notorious villain and Vanessa Redgrave as Queen Margaret, is likely headed to the West End, and possibly the Great White Way. (more...)

THE HOMECOMING's Ron Cook Joins FAITH HEALER at Donmar Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Donmar Warehouse's upcoming revival of Brian Friel's Faith Healer has welcomed Ron Cook to the cast, starring opposite previously announced Stephen Dillane and Gina McKee. (more...)

Ralph Fiennes and Vanessa Redgrave to Play Family in RICHARD III at the Almeida Opening Tonight
by Jessica Khan - Jun 14, 2016

Oscar, Tony and Olivier winner Vanessa Redgrave and Tony winner Ralph Fiennes will reunite as mother and son in their first London stage outing together this summer in Shakespeare's RICHARD III at the Almeida Theatre. (more...)

Showtime Orders Limited Series PURITY Starring Daniel Craig
by TV News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

SHOWTIME announced the pick-up of the new limited series PURITY, based on the novel of the same name from best-selling author Jonathan Franzen, and starring and executive produced by internationally-acclaimed actor Daniel Craig. T (more...)

Writers Theatre Extends Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, announces a one-week extension to Company, featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth. The production is directed by William Brown. Company features original orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, Orchestral Reductions by Ian Weinberger, music direction by Tom Vendafreddo and choreography by Brock Clawson. The show, originally slated to run through July 31, 2016, will add an additional week, through August 7, in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016: BWW Q&A - Reverend Raccoon
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 4, 2016

BWW speaks to writer Jeremy Fletcher about his 2016 Edinburgh Fringe show The Life and Crimes of Reverend Raccoon. (more...)

Rupert Goold's RICHARD III, Starring Ralph Fiennes and Vanessa Redgrave, Broadcasts Live Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

The Almeida will broadcast Artistic Director Rupert Goold's production of RICHARD III, with Ralph Fiennes as Shakespeare's most notorious villain and Vanessa Redgrave as Queen Margaret, live to cinemas in the UK and around the world today 21 July. (more...)

NBC Universo Premieres Original Mexican Drama Series NINO SANTO, 1/11
by TV News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

NBC UNIVERSO, the modern entertainment and sports cable channel for Latinos, and the fastest growing cable network, will premiere NINO SANTO, the popular Mexican original drama series (more...)

2016 Sydney Theatre Awards Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

At a star-studded ceremony tonight, the winners of the 2016 Sydney Theatre Awards were announced, with 35 Awards presented, shared between 15 productions, which played in Sydney during the calendar year of 2016. Over 450 members of the Sydney theatre community packed the York Theatre at the Seymour Centre to celebrate the best of Sydney theatre - the first time the awards have been held there. (more...)

World Premiere of HOW TO USE A KNIFE at Unicorn Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Will Snider's How to Use a Knife is a world premiere play bursting with energy, secrets and suspense. It isn't easy running a busy restaurant kitchen in New York City, but it may be the last chance Chef George gets to turn his life around. (more...)

English Touring Theatre Announces Richard Twyman's Inaugural Season As Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Richard Twyman today announces his inaugural season as Artistic Director of English Touring Theatre which includes a series of first-time collaborations with theatres, theatre companies and artists.  (more...)

Gary Beadle, Ian Gelder, Ben Onwukwe, and More Complete the Cast of THE TREATMENT at Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Joining Aisling Loftus and Matthew Needham in THE TREATMENT will be Gary Beadle, Ian Gelder, Ben Onwukwe, Julian Ovenden, Ellora Torchia, Indira Varma, and Hara Yannas. The Treatment begins previews at the Almeida Theatre on Monday 24 April and runs until Saturday 10 June. (more...)

FAITH HEALER to Open in Melbourne Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Brian Friel's enduring work of art, Faith Healer, is an extraordinary creation presented in four beautifully sculpted monologues. Under the direction of Judy Davis, the transcendent, intricate drama will open in Melbourne on Thursday 9 March at Southbank Theatre, The Sumner. (more...)

Carolyn Fryer Releases 'Tatiana Sibirskaya: A Life Devoted to Performing God's Miracles'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

'Tatiana Sibirskaya: A Life Devoted to Performing God's Miracles' is a fascinating recount of a powerful woman's story of sacrifice and enlightenment. (more...)

Works by Paula Vogel, Alex Brightman and More Set for 2017 Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at Goodspeed
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

In what has become an annual ritual, a total of 32 established and emerging composers, lyricists, and librettists will converge on the Goodspeed campus from mid-January through mid-February 2017 to participate in the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. The writing teams, representing 18 new musicals, will populate the campus, creating a truly exciting environment for discovery and inspiration. (more...)

NBC Universo to Premiere New Mexican Drama Series NINO SANTO, 1/11
by TV News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

NBC UNIVERSO, the modern entertainment and sports cable channel for Latinos, and the fastest growing cable network, today announced the premiere of NINO SANTO the popular Mexican original series (more...)

2016 Sydney Theatre Award Nominations Announced
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Nominations were announced today for the Sydney Theatre Awards for 2016, which will be presented at a gala ceremony on Monday 23 January 2017 at 6pm at the York Theatre, Seymour Centre, a much larger venue than previous years due to the burgeoning popularity of the ceremony. (more...)

Melbourne Theatre Company Reveals 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2016

Melbourne Theatre Company Artistic Director Brett Sheehy AO today revealed MTC's 2017 Season - a collection of works from around the world that celebrate the art of great, live storytelling.  (more...)

4th Wall Theatre Kicks Off 2016-17 Season With TRUE WEST
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

4th Wall Theatre Company (formerly Stark Naked Theatre Company) opens its 2016-2017 season on September 9th  with Sam Shepard's Tony-nominated masterpiece, True West-a modern American classic exploring themes of sibling rivalry, art as commerce, and what it means to 'be a man.' Like a runaway train, this dark comedy about two brothers and their mutual resentment takes audiences on a thrill ride into the dark side of the human psyche, with laughs and unexpected moments of revelation along the way.  In its world premiere, the San Francisco Chronicle noted that True West is "clear, funny, naturalistic. It's also opaque, terrifying, surrealistic.  If that sounds contradictory, you're on to one aspect of Shepard's winning genius-the ability to make you think your watching one thing while at the same time he's presenting another." (more...)

Skylight Music Theatre Presents Milwaukee Premiere of VIOLET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

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Melissa Errico-Led FINIAN'S RAINBOW Headlines Irish Rep's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Irish Repertory Theatre has announced its Fall 2016 Season. On the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage will be FINIAN'S RAINBOW, adapted and directed by Irish Rep Artistic Director Charlotte Moore, and starring Melissa Errico ('Billions', Encores! Do I Hear A Waltz?), who will reprise her role from the acclaimed 2004 production. (more...)

VIOLET, SWEENEY TODD & More Set for Skylight Music Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Skylight Music Theatre Artistic Director Viswa Subbaraman today announced Skylight Music Theatre's 2016-17 Season. (more...)

Two-Time Oscar Winner Dianne Wiest Will Star in Beckett's HAPPY DAYS at Yale Rep
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre has announced that two-time Academy Award winner Dianne Wiest will return to Yale Rep in Samuel Beckett's HAPPY DAYS, staged by Artistic Director James Bundy. Jarlath Conroy will join Wiest in the production, which runs April 29-May 21 at Yale Repertory Theatre. Opening Night is set for Thursday, May 5. (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...)

Jack Laskey, Geraldine James & More to Star in LAWRENCE AFTER ARABIA at Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Hampstead Theatre presents the world premiere of Howard Brenton's Lawrence after Arabia, commissioned to mark the centenary of the start of the Arab revolt, which previews from 28 April. Directed by John Dove, the full cast features Sam Alexander, William Chubb, Geraldine James, Khalid Laith, Jack Laskey, Rosalind March and Jeff Rawle. (more...)

Novato Theater Company Presents Brian Friel's Tony Award-Winning DANCING AT LUGHNASA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2016

This cathartic, Tony Award-winning play that inspired the movie starring Meryl Streep is a timeless classic performed all over the world. And now it comes to Novato, directed by Patricia Miller of Pollinator Arts with a cast of well-known Marin favorites, joined by talented professionals from San Francisco, Sonoma, Richmond and Berkeley. The show is produced by Mark Clark.  (more...)

Zoe Wanamaker, Barbara Flynn and Nina Sosanya Star in ELEGY, Beginning Tonight at Donmar Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Zoë Wanamaker, Barbara Flynn and Nina Sosanya star in CONSTELLATIONS playwright Nick Payne's new play ELEGY at the Donmar Warehouse, beginning tonight, April 21, 2016. (more...)

Villanova Theatre Maps Language of Love and Loss in Brian Friel's TRANSLATIONS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Villanova Theatre presents Irish treasure Brian Friel's most celebrated play, TRANSLATIONS, directed by Valerie Joyce and on stage tonight, April 12, through April 24, 2016. (more...)

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