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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...)

Stuart Thompson & David Turner Partnering for New Broadway Management Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2015

After having worked together for over 7 years, Stuart Thompson and David Turner are forming a new general management company, Thompson Turner Productions, which will have King Charles III as its first Broadway credit and will continue to be a general management company for Broadway and touring shows.  Thompson will continue to produce under the umbrella of Stuart Thompson Productions. (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...)

Justin Kirk, Nicole Parker, James Barry and Lucas Papaelias to Reprise Roles in THESE PAPER BULLETS at the Atlantic; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

BroadwayWorld is excited to report complete casting for the New York premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist and Emmy Award nominated writer Rolin Jones and Tony Award nominee and Grammy Award winning Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong's new play with music THESE PAPER BULLETS!, directed by Jackson Gay at Atlantic Theater Company. Much of the company carries over from the show's Los Angeles premiere. (more...)

Northlight Theatre to Continue Season with YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2015

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the Pulitzer Prize-winning play You Can't Take It With You, continuing Northlight's 41st Season. You Can't Take It With You, directed by Devon de Mayo, runs November 6 - December 13, 2015 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. (more...)

ELF THE MUSICAL Based on Hit Movie Comes to Community Center Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2015

NETworks Presentations, LLC is pleased to announce casting for the Broadway Sacramento engagement of ELF THE MUSICAL. The show will play Nov. 6 - 15 at the Community Center Theater. (more...)

Tony-Winning Playwright, Brian Friel, Dies at Age 86
by Nora Dominick - Oct 2, 2015

Brian Friel, Tony Award winning Playwright, has passed away at age 86 according to the Irish Times. Friel is known for his work in the plays Dancing At Lughnasa and Philadelphia, Here I Come!  (more...)

The Pennington Players to Present VIOLET, Begin. 11/6
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2015

The Pennington Players are bringing Violet, a musical story about the growth and enlightenment of a young woman scarred by a childhood accident, to the stage of Kelsey Theatre. Performances are November 6, 7, 13, 14 at 8:00 pm and November 8 & 15 at 2:00 pm.   Kelsey Theatre is located on the college's West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.  A reception with the cast and crew follows the opening night performance on November 6th.   (more...)

Cherry Jones, Kathleen Chalfant & More to Star in WP Theater's DEAR ELIZABETH
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

Women's Project Theater, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty and Managing Director Maureen Moynihan, has announced the rotating casts for the New York premiere of DEAR ELIZABETH, the inaugural production at the WP's new theatrical home the McGinn/Cazale Theatre, 2162 Broadway (at 76th Street). (more...)

VIOLET to Run 11/6-15 at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2015

It's a story about the amazing things that can happen on the way to somewhere else, as an emotionally and physically scarred young woman sets out to change her life. The Pennington Players present "Violet - The Musical" at Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre.  Dates and show times for this transformative tale are: Fridays, Nov. 6 and 13 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Nov. 7 and 14 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, Nov. 8 and 15 at 2 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is located on the college's West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.  A reception with the cast and crew follows the opening night performance on Nov. 6. (more...)

Billie Joe Armstrong's THESE PAPER BULLETS Begins Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

The New York premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist and Emmy Award nominated writer Rolin Jones and Tony Award nominee and Grammy Award winning Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong's new play with music THESE PAPER BULLETS!, directed by Jackson Gay, begins tonight, November 20, at Atlantic Theater Company. (more...)

Broadway to Dim Lights in Honor of Tony-Winning Playwright Brian Friel
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

As the theatre community mourns the loss of Tony-winning playwright Brian Friel, BroadwayWorld has confirmed that the marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in his memory on Tuesday, December 8th, at exactly 6:45pm for one minute. Friel passed away on October 2nd at age 86.  (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...)

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...)

Quotidian Theatre Company to Present A LESSON FROM ALOES, 4/29-5/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

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KC Rep Announces Cast of THE FANTASTICKS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Kansas City Repertory Theatre will continue its 2015-16 season with The Fantasticks, directed by Kansas City Repertory Theatre's Producing Director Jerry Genochio. (more...)

Ralph Fiennes and Vanessa Redgrave to Play Family in RICHARD III at the Almeida
by Jessica Khan - Mar 3, 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...)

Villanova Theatre to Map Language of Love and Loss in Brian Friel's TRANSLATIONS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

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

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...)

London Classic Theatre to Launch New Tour of Harold Pinter's THE BIRTHDAY PARTY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Following successful tours of Alan Ayckbourn's Absent Friends and Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot in 2015, today London Classic Theatre Artistic Director Michael Cabot announces a new production of Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party. Cabot directs a cast including Jonathan Ashley (Goldberg), Gareth Bennett-Ryan (Stanley), Cheryl Kennedy (Meg), Ged McKenna (Petey), Declan Rodgers (McCann) and Imogen Wilde (Lulu). The production tours to 37 venues around the UK this spring/summer, starting at Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham on 17 February. (more...)

Michael Urie & Ryan Spahn Will Host Vineyard Theatre's Annual Gala; Sally Field, Bill Pullman & More Join Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

Vineyard Theatre today announced that their 2016 Gala honoring award-winning actress and Vineyard Board President Kathleen Chalfant and New York theatrical press agent Sam Rudy will be hosted by Michael Urie and Ryan Spahn. Scott Schwartz will direct the evening. Paul Masse will be the music director. (more...)

THE HOMECOMING's Ron Cook Joins FAITH HEALER at Donmar Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 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...)

Stark Naked Theatre to Stage American Classic WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

Stark Naked Theatre presents the classic, yet ever-relevant dark comedy Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf? by Edward Albee.  (more...)

Full Cast Set for Mercury Theatre Colchester's UK Premiere of CLYBOURNE PARK
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Artistic Director of Mercury Theatre Colchester Daniel Buckroyd today announces the full company for the UK regional premiere production of Bruce Norris' acclaimed play Clybourne Park which opens at the company's home base ahead of a national tour - Ben Deery (Karl / Steve), Dan Gaisford(Kenneth), Rebecca Manley (Bev / Kathy), Rebecca Oldfield (Betsey / Lindsey), Gloria Onitiri (Francine / Lena), Wole Sawyerr (Albert / Kevin), William Troughton (Jim / Tom) and Mark Womack (Dan / Russ). The production opens on 15 April as part of the Made in Colchester Season, with previews from 8 April and runs until 23 April. It is the first time the production will be seen in the UK outside of London. (more...)

Broadway Dims Its Lights Tonight in Honor of Tony-Winning Playwright Brian Friel
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

As the theatre community mourns the loss of Tony-winning playwright Brian Friel, the marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in his memory tonight, December 8th, at exactly 6:45pm for one minute. Friel passed away on October 2nd at age 86. (more...)

Irish Repertory Theatre Honors Playwright Brian Friel in Memorial Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

Irish Repertory Theatre's Artistic Director Charlotte Moore and Producing Director Ciaran O'Reilly recently announced a memorial celebration honoring the life and legacy of the great Irish playwright Brian Friel, held tonight, December 7th, 2015 at 4 PM at Manhattan Theatre Club's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, 261 West 47th Street, New York City. (more...)

Irish Repertory Theatre to Honor Playwright Brian Friel in Memorial Next Monday
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

Irish Repertory Theatre's Artistic Director Charlotte Moore and Producing Director Ciaran O'Reilly announced today a memorial celebration honoring the life and legacy of the great Irish playwright Brian Friel this Monday, December 7th, 2015 at 4 PM at Manhattan Theatre Club's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, 261 West 47th Street, New York City. (more...)

Kathleen Chalfant & Sam Rudy to be Honored at Vineyard Theatre's Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2015

The Vineyard Theatre today announced that their 2016 Gala will honor Vineyard Board President and award-winning actress Kathleen Chalfant and New York theatrical press agent Sam Rudy. The annual Gala Fundraiser will take place on Monday, March 14, 2016, beginning at 6:30pm, at Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 12/22/15 - Ralph Fiennes
by Stage Tube - Dec 22, 2015

Happy Birthday, Ralph Fiennes! Fiennes' 2006 performance in the play Faith Healer gained him a nomination for a 2007 Tony Award. In 2008, Fiennes worked with frequent collaborator director Jonathan Kent to play the title role in Sophocles's Oedipus the King at The National Theatre in London. He has appeared in films such as The English Patient, In Bruges, The Constant Gardener, Strange Days and Maid in Manhattan. He is also well known for his portrayals of three infamous villains: Nazi war criminal Amon Goth in Schindler's List, serial killer Francis Dolarhyde in the 2002 film Red Dragon, and Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter film series. Most recently, he appeared in The Reader (2008), The Hurt Locker (2009) and as Hades in Clash of the Titans (2010). (more...)

Billie Joe Armstrong's THESE PAPER BULLETS Opens Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

The New York premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist and Emmy Award nominated writer Rolin Jones and Tony Award nominee and Grammy Award winning Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong's new play with music THESE PAPER BULLETS!, directed by Jackson Gay, opens tonight, December 15, at Atlantic Theater Company. (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage to Present VIOLET; Performances Begin in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

From January 9 to February 6, 2016, SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present the New England Premiere of the recent Broadway version of the acclaimed musical VIOLET.  (more...)

Irish Repertory Theatre to Host Memorial for Playwright Brian Friel Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

The Irish Repertory Theatre will honor the life and legacy of the great Irish playwright Brian Friel (January 9, 1929 - October 2, 2015) with a memorial celebration to be held on Monday, December 7th, 2015 at Manhattan Theatre Club's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, 261 West 47th Street, New York City.  Doors will open at 3:30 PM and the celebration will begin at 4:00 PM.   This event is open to the public but attendees must RSVP to friel@irishrep.org and indicate number of attendees.   (more...)

Donmar Warehouse Announces 2016 Spring Season - World Premiere of ELEGY, Revival of FAITH HEALER and More!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

Donmar Warehouse Announces the 2016 Spring Season! (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...)

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