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BWW Interview: Maury Yeston Talks DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Ahead of London Opening
by Liz Cearns - Sep 30, 2016

Maury Yeston, the composer and lyricist best-known for Nine and Titanic, visited the West End a few months before the West End opening of his new musical, Death Takes a Holiday. Based on a film (which was based on a play) this story tells of how Death changed his perspective. He used to not quite understand why everyone he came to collect was quite so aggrieved to die, until he met a particular woman who allowed him to realise quite what makes life worth clinging to. The side effect of Death's occupation being, though, that he can't collect anyone else while he's so distracted - Death the person and death the concept take a break!  Maury was kind enough to discuss his musical background, some of his better-known works and his latest venture for the stage. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Dallas - Week of 9/25/2016
by BWW - Sep 25, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/25/2016 for Dallas (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Dallas - Week of 9/18/2016
by BWW - Sep 18, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/18/2016 for Dallas (more...)

BLOOD is Back This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Glenne Headly (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Dick Tracy, Mr. Holland's Opus) and James Kyson (NBC's Heroes, voted one of "Hollywood's 25 Hottest" by TV Guide) join the cast when The Garage re-opens its acclaimed world premiere production of BLOOD. Written and directed by Obie and New York Outer Critics Circle Award-winner/ DGA Award, two-time Golden Globe and five-time Emmy Award nominee Robert Allan Ackerman, BLOOD returns to the The Complex in Hollywood beginning Oct. 14. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for HAPGOOD at Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2015

Hampstead Theatre announces the full casting for Tom Stoppard's play Hapgood, which previews from Friday 4 December 2015. Directed by Howard Davies, the full cast features Lisa Dillon, who will take the title role, Gary Beadle, Joe Evans, Edward Hancock, Gerald Kyd, Tim McMullan and Alec Newman. Child actors Adam Cansfield and Sasha Graycomplete the cast. (more...)

Elaine Cassidy Replaces Michelle Dockery in Donmar's LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

Elaine Cassidy will be taking on the role of Madame de Tourvel in the Donmar's production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses, replacing Michelle Dockery who regrettably has had to withdraw from the production prior to the start of rehearsals. (more...)

BWW Review: Wilson's FENCES Touches Audience
by Daniel Collins - Oct 29, 2015

Classic story of Fathers and Sons, direams and disappointments and challenging the realities of the American Dream now at the Everyman (more...)

BLOOD is Back at The Complez this Halloween!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Glenne Headly (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Dick Tracy, Mr. Holland's Opus), James Kyson (NBC's Heroes, voted one of "Hollywood's 25 Hottest" by TV Guide), Michael Yama (Betty White's Off Their Rockers) andRob Yang (The Americans, Twisted) join the cast when The Garage re-opens its acclaimed world premiere production of BLOOD. Written and directed by Obie and New York Outer Critics Circle Award-winner/ DGA Award, two-time Golden Globe and five-time Emmy Award nominee Robert Allan Ackerman, BLOOD returns to the The Complex in Hollywood beginning Oct. 28. (more...)

Flute Theatre and English Touring Theatre's HAMLET to Transfer to Trafalgar Studios
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Following performances across Europe, including Gdansk Shakespeare Festival; Mercury Theatre Colchester; Craiova International Festival; Park Theatre, London; four theatres in Spain; Neuss Globe Shakespeare Festival; and Kronborg Castle, Elsinore Hamletscenen, Flute Theatre and English Touring Theatre today announces that their production of Hamlet, adapted by Kelly Hunter, transfers to the Trafalgar Studios for a limited run this December.  As well as adapting, Hunter directs Mark Arends (Hamlet), Finlay Cormack (Laertes), David Fielder (Polonius/ Gravedigger), Tom Mannion (Claudius), Katy Stevens (Gertrude) and Francesca Zoutewelle (Ophelia). The production opens on 8 December, with previews from 6 December, and runs until 31 December. (more...)

A SOLDIER'S SON is Released
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Masterfully crafted by Jack Estes, 'A Soldier's Son' calls on the author's own experiences in Vietnam to tell the gut-wrenching story of a PTSD-riddled veteran, who breaks to the core of his being when his son is sent to the war in Iraq. He has a plan to 'save' him; a plan that will put protagonist Mike Kelly's own life on the line and rekindle the memories of Vietnam that threaten to destroy him. A Novel this profound has naturally been received with critical acclaim. Author Karen Karbo said, 'Jack Estes is a master at capturing the human costs of war, from the battlefield to the front rooms of America. As riveting, as it is lyrical, A Soldier's Son will not be forgotten.' (more...)

BLOOD is Back This October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Glenne Headly (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Dick Tracy, Mr. Holland's Opus) and James Kyson (NBC's Heroes, voted one of "Hollywood's 25 Hottest" by TV Guide) join the cast when The Garage re-opens its acclaimed world premiere production of BLOOD. Written and directed by Obie and New York Outer Critics Circle Award-winner/ DGA Award, two-time Golden Globe and five-time Emmy Award nominee Robert Allan Ackerman, BLOOD returns to the The Complex in Hollywood beginning Oct. 14. (more...)

Finborough Theatre Adds Performances for ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Following the critically acclaimed opening of 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, two further matinee performances have been added to the sell-out run - on 12 and 19 November at 3pm. Josh Seymour directs Joseph Alessi (Mr Zero), Kate Milner-Evans (Mrs Zero), Joanna Kirkland (Daisy Dorothea Devore) and Edd Campbell Bird (Shrdlu), with James Dinsmore (Mr One and as cast), Helen Walsh (Mrs One and as cast), George Rae (Mr Two and as cast), and Sue Appleby (Mrs Two and as cast). (more...)

First Shows Announced For 2017 Manchester International Festival
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

New Artistic Director John McGrath reveals snapshot of his first programme, running 29 June - 16 July 2017. (more...)

Portland Sings! Brings Cabaret-Style Musical Theatre Concert Series to Artists Rep on June 7
by Krista Garver - May 31, 2016

I'm about to give away the best-kept musical theatre secret in Portland. Once every few months, a rotating group of incredibly talented singers and actors gets together and puts on a cabaret-style concert. For a big Broadway musical fan like me, this is about as close as it gets to a perfect night. (more...)

Cast Announced For Mike Bartlett's WILD at Hampstead Theatre
by Marianka Swain - May 17, 2016

The world premiere of Mike Bartlett's darkly comic new play WILD, directed by James Macdonald, will star Jack Farthing, Caoilfhionn Dunne and John Mackay. The production previews from June 10 and runs until July 16 on the Hampstead's main stage. (more...)

Mikhail Durnenkov's THE WAR HAS NOT YET STARTED Begins Tonight at Theatre Royal Plymouth
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Theatre Royal Plymouth presents The War Has Not Yet Started, Mikhail Durnenkov's funny, eye-opening and surreal dark comedy about everyday people fighting everyday wars, opening in The Drum. (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...)

BWW Interview: KINKY BOOTS Star Adam Kaplan Talks Broadway Tours, Atlanta Connections and Fox Theatre Memories
by Libby Ryan - Mar 23, 2016

Adam Kaplan is currently traveling the country, performing as British shoe factory owner Charlie in the national tour of Tony-winning KINKY BOOTS. We caught up with Kaplan to talk about his Broadway tour debut, fan reactions to the show, and his history with the Fox Theatre. (more...)

Stephanie Satie Brings SILENT WITNESS to NYC Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Acclaimed actress Stephanie Satie brings her powerful one-woman show, SILENT WITNESSES, to New York after triumphant runs in Los Angeles. (more...)

Malcolm Sinclair and Chris Peluso Join SHOW BOAT - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Malcolm Sinclair (Capt. Andy Hawks) and Chris Peluso (Gaylord Ravenal) will join original Sheffield cast members Gina Beck (Magnolia Hawks), Lucy Briers (Parthy Ann Hawks), Rebecca Trehearn (Julia La Verne), Emmanuel Kojo(Joe), Sandra Marvin (Queenie), Alex Young (Ellie May Chipley) and Danny Collins (Frank Schultz) in the West End cast of Daniel Evans' five star production of Show Boat. (more...)

Stephanie Satie Brings SILENT WITNESS to NYC Following LA Run
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

Acclaimed actress Stephanie Satie brings her powerful one-woman show, SILENT WITNESSES, to New York after triumphant runs in Los Angeles. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre to Present ANNAPURNA, 3/22-4/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati ascends an emotional mountain with the regional premiere of the gripping comedy-drama Annapurna by Sharr White. This powerful story unpacks the tangled history between two ferociously damaged people who battle an avalanche of love, loss, and unanswerable questions. Sharr White's sharp and poetic writing returns to the ETC stage in this darkly-funny production, playing March 22-April 10, 2016. Directed by D. Lynn Meyers. (more...)

Douglas Morrisson Theatre to Continue Season with Solo Festival ONE FOR ALL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre 2015-2016 Revelations Season continues with ONE FOR ALL: A Solo Artists Festival celebrating the amazing diversity of solo performers in the Bay Area. DMT's two-week solo theatre festival features nine different solo artists, April 8 through April 17, 2016, at the Douglas Morrisson Theatre, 22311 N. Third St. in Hayward, CA. Tickets are $20 general admission, children under 12 are $5, and are available through the Box Office at (510) 881-6777 or online at www.dmtonline.org. (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...)

Esquire Network to Air AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR Father's Day Special 6/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2016

Esquire Network celebrates Father's Day with an action-packed two-hour special featuring AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR most memorable stories of Fathers and Sons and their quest to conquer the famous course from the past eight seasons. (more...)

Esquire Network to Air AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR Father's Day Special 6/19
by TV News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Esquire Network celebrates Father's Day with an action-packed two-hour special featuring AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR most memorable stories of Fathers and Sons and their quest to conquer the famous course from the past eight seasons. (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...)

Fall in Love with the Award Winning Musical, THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA in Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Winner of six TONY Awards including Best Original Score, THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA is set to romance Melbourne audiences this year when it opens at the Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse for 2 weeks only from 28th October. Tickets on sale from Ticketmaster on Thursday 28th July. (more...)

Hampstead Theatre Announces Free Live-streaming of WILD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Hampstead Theatre today announces that its acclaimed production of Wild will be streamed worldwide, free, and live on its final night, Saturday 23 July at 7.30pm GMT, in association with The Guardian. (more...)

Jack Estes Releases A SOLDIER'S SON
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore., July 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Jack Estes was a decorated United States Marine who served during the bloodiest years of an unpopular war in Vietnam. He returned home at age 19 with PTSD and several months later his wife, the mother of his child, divorced him. He's been searching for a way to deal with the war ever since. He may have found another path back with the writing of his stirring debut novel, A Soldier's Son. (more...)

BWW Review: August Wilson's JITNEY Astounds at American Stage
by Peter Nason - Jan 26, 2016

American Stage's ninth venture into Wilson's Pittsburgh Century Cycle is a powerful production that packs quite a punch. (more...)

BLOOD to Mark The Garage's Debut Production
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

A Jewish-American reporter in Japan uncovers a conspiracy to cover up the government-sanctioned sale of HIV-contaminated blood products in a new political thriller with music inspired by true events. (more...)

Stephanie Satie Brings SILENT WITNESS to NYC Following LA Run
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Acclaimed actress Stephanie Satie brings her powerful one-woman show, SILENT WITNESSES, to New York after triumphant runs in Los Angeles. (more...)

1st Stage to Present WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Epic in scope and poetic in language, this beautiful, haunting play crosses continents and challenges the boundaries of time to tell the story of one family and the events that bring them together and drive them apart. Encompassing four generations of Fathers and Sons and their mothers, lovers, and wives, the story is sweeping yet extraordinarily intimate. A crucial message of hope weaves its way through this tale as the expanding family learns from the past and approaches the future with tenacious spirit. A riveting mystery, the play is a 'metaphor for the impossibility of escaping the past, for the way we are all shaped by what came before-and are living in the shadow of what comes next.' -TIME Magazine. (more...)

PLACAS to Run 2/18-28 at Casa 0101
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Inspired by the real-life experiences of ex-gang member Alex Sanchez, Culture Clash's Ric Salinas stars in the story of a Salvadoran immigrant who tries to reclaim his family while letting go of his gangbanger past. PLACAS: The Most Dangerous Tattoo by 2015 Doris Duke Artist Award-winner and celebrated spoken word artist Paul S. Flores gets a limited two-week run at Casa 0101 in Boyle Heights from February 18 through February 28. (Scroll all the way down to view downloadable photos.) (more...)

World Premiere of WEALD by Daniel Foxsmith Comes to Finborough Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

WEALD by Daniel Foxsmith will make its World Premiere at the Finborough Theatre, 118 Finborough Road, London SW10 9ED now through Saturday 27th February 2016. Press Night: Tonight 4th February, 7.30pm. (more...)

BWW Interview: KINKY BOOTS Tour's Tiffany Engen is Goofy On Stage and Off
by Matt Tamanini - Feb 23, 2016

The word 'kinky' doesn't usually come to mind when thinking about family-friendly entertainment. However, with the Tony-winning musical KINKY BOOTS, playing at Orlando's Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts through Sunday, February 28th, that's exactly what you've got. Based on a 2005 British comedy of the same name, KINKY BOOTS tells the story of a shoe factory teetering on the brink of bankruptcy that is brought back to life when they begin making a certain style of fabulous boots. (more...)

World Premiere of WEALD by Daniel Foxsmith Comes to Finborough Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

WEALD by Daniel Foxsmith will make its World Premiere at the Finborough Theatre, 118 Finborough Road, London SW10 9ED from tonight 2nd- Saturday 27th February 2016. (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...)

BWW Review: STRAIGHT WHITE MEN Takes In-Depth Look at Importance of Unconditional Love
by Shari Barrett - Dec 9, 2015

Ed and his three adult sons have gotten together to celebrate Christmas. They enjoy cheerful trash-talking, brotherly pranks and takeout Chinese, but find themselves confronting a problem that even being a happy family can't solve when youngest brother Matt seems upset about something he cannot share with his family. Their unconditional love is what matters when identity and privilege are problematic, for what is the value of being a straight white man if you have no real purpose or goals in life? (more...)

PLACAS: THE MOST DANGEROUS TATTOO Set for East Bay Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

PLACAS:  The Most Dangerous Tattoo, the celebrated play by Paul S. Flores, will make its Richmond debut on Thursday, January 21, 2016. Performances take place at East Bay Center for the Performing Arts Iron Triangle Theater. (more...)

World Premiere of WEALD by Daniel Foxsmith Comes to Finborough Theatre This February
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

WEALD by Daniel Foxsmith will make its World Premiere at the Finborough Theatre, 118 Finborough Road, London SW10 9ED from Tuesday 2nd- Saturday 27th February 2016. (more...)

Works from Nightdrive, Buran Theatre, Sinking Ship and More Set for The Tank's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The Tank has announced their 2017 spring season line up. Performances are at The Tank's midtown home (151 West 46th Street, between 6th & 7th Avenues) as well as at various venues throughout NYC. (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...)

Cast Announced for ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL at Finborough Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Aug 30, 2016

Full casting is announced today for 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. Josh Seymour directs Joseph Alessi (Mr Zero), Kate Milner-Evans (Mrs Zero), Joanna Kirkland (Daisy Dorothea Devore) and Edd Campbell Bird (Shrdlu), with James Dinsmore (Mr One and as cast), Helen Walsh (Mrs One and as cast), George Rae (Mr Two and as cast), and Sue Appleby (Mrs Two and as cast). The production opens at the Finborough Theatre on Wednesday 28 September 2016 (Press Nights: Friday 30 September and Saturday 1 October 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

The Center for Jewish History Announces September and October 2016 Programs
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

The Center for Jewish History has announced its September and October 2016 Programs. Highlights include programs focused on "Blood Libel;"  the 500th anniversary of the Venice ghetto;  a Berlin Films series; and a look at Rembrandt and the Jews. (more...)

PAPA Weeze Presents the World Premiere of WHAT AM I DOING HERE?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

PAPA Weeze presents the World Premiere of: WHAT AM I DOING HERE?, a humorous look at aging by local playwright and author, JUDI SCHRAM  Theatre Nova in the Yellow Barn (more...)

Mikhail Durnenkov's THE WAR HAS NOT YET STARTED to Play at the Theatre Royal Plymouth, May 12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Theatre Royal Plymouth Artistic Director Simon Stokes today announces that The War Has Not Yet Started, Mikhail Durnenkov's funny, eye-opening and surreal dark comedy about everyday people fighting everyday wars, opens in The Drum next month.  (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...)

CITY STORIES Set for Brits Off Broadway at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

59E59 Theaters will host the US premiere of CITY STORIES: Tales of Love and Magic in London, written and directed by James Phillips, with original music composed and performed by Rosabella Gregory, at the 2016 Brits Off Broadway festival. (more...)

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