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BWW's On This Day - September 5, 2016
by - Sep 5, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 5 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tom Stoppard's TRAVESTIES at the Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Patrick Marber directs Clare Foster (Cecily), Freddie Fox (Tristan Tzara), Tom Hollander (Henry Carr), Forbes Masson (Lenin), Peter McDonald (James Joyce), Amy Morgan (Gwendolen), Sarah Quist (Nadya) and Tim Wallers (Bennett). The production - which opens on 4 October, with previews from 22 September and runs until 19 November - completely sold out, breaking Menier box office records by becoming the first play to sell out ahead of its opening in the theatre's history. (more...)

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...)

TV Characters Come to Life in CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE Tour, Hitting Chicago Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Broadway In Chicago, Stageworks Media and Troika Entertainment present the National Touring production of CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE. Based on the best and most memorable moments from the Emmy Award-winning classic hit TV series, CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE plays the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut) tonight, September 20, through October 23, 2016. (more...)

Devilish Theatrical Presents THE DEVIL YOU KNOW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2016

Devilish Theatrical in association with Theatre of Arts has announced the world premiere of The Devil You Know-A Rhythm & Blues Story, a new musical with book by David Carey Foster & Larry Poindexter, and music & lyrics by Poindexter. Directed by Darin Anthony with musical direction by Brad Ellis, the cast will feature (in alphabetical order) Trevon Davis, Julia Harriman, Gildart Jackson, Harrison Killian-White, Alexis Krause, Braxton Molinaro, Larry Poindexter, Niles Rivers, Sasha Sloan, James Patrick Stuart, and Bill Watterson. Opening is set for Sunday, October 2 at 4pm and the strictly limited engagement will run through October 23 only. (more...)

2016 Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition Finalists Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

APRA AMCOS and Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Australia (NRMTA) are proud to announce the finalists in the 2016 Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition.   (more...)

Patrick Marber's Critically Acclaimed Production Of Tom Stoppard's Travesties Transfers To The West End Next Year
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Patrick Marber's critically acclaimed production of Tom Stoppard's Travesties transfers to the West End in 2017 for a limited run at the Apollo Theatre - with over 100 tickets at each performance at just £20. (more...)

30th Israel Film Festival In Los Angeles To Feature Natalie Portman, Sharon Stone, Jewish Federation, And More, 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Academy Award winning actress Natalie Portman will be honored with the 2016 Israel Film Festival Achievement in Film Award, Oscar nominated and Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning actress Sharon Stone will receive the 2016 Israel Film Festival Career Achievement Award and Jay Sanderson will accept the 2016 Israel Film Festival Community Leadership Award on behalf of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, at the 30th Anniversary of the Israel Film Festival. (more...)

Darnell Harrell Releases FRIENDSHIP
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Darnell Harrell, a writer and loving grandfather, has completed his new book 'Friendship': a gripping and potent story of a boy named King on an adventure to save his lost friend, and discover what friendship is. (more...)

30th Israel Film Festival In Los Angeles To Feature Natalie Portman, Sharon Stone, Jewish Federation, And More, Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Academy Award winning actress Natalie Portman will be honored with the 2016 Israel Film Festival Achievement in Film Award, Oscar nominated and Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning actress Sharon Stone will receive the 2016 Israel Film Festival Career Achievement Award and Jay Sanderson will accept the 2016 Israel Film Festival Community Leadership Award on behalf of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, at the 30th Anniversary of the Israel Film Festival. (more...)

The Hole in the Wall Theater Announces Pair of Holiday Showcases
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2015

The Hole in the Wall Theater (HITW) in New Britain, will present two family friendly productions that are sure to put you in the holiday spirit: Christmas Live Old Time Radio, and Frozen Fever with Elsa, Anna and Santa Claus. (more...)

Kansas City's 18th Jewish Film Festival set for January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Kansas City's 2017 Jewish Film Festival (KCJFF) will feature six diverse films from Israel and beyond. Now in its 18th year, The Festival is presented by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City, (The J) opens Sunday evening, Jan. 8 and continues through Sunday Jan. 22. (more...)

Paul L. Martin Presents... Ido Gonen in ACTUALLY, I-DO at The Pheasantry
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

Paul L Martin Presents…  Ido Gonen: "Actually, I-do" on Wednesday, 25th January 2017 at The Pheasantry, 152 King's Road, London, SW3 4UT. (more...)

BWW Review: Los Angeles Playwright Nathan Wellman Channels Arthur Miller in his World Premiere of MOM'S DEAD at Sacred Fools Theater Company
by George Brietigam - Nov 14, 2016

In DEATH OF A SALESMAN the Loman family found the unattainable American Dream to the source of depression. Here, the Thompson family finds the idea of the perfect family to be the cause of theirs. (more...)

Carnegie Hall Notables to Host An Evening with Jeremy Denk in Zankel Hall, 5/26
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

  On Thursday, May 26 at 7:30 p.m., Nicola and Beatrice Bulgari and the Carnegie Hall Notables-a membership and ticket program for music enthusiasts in their 20s and 30s-host the 12th Annual Notable Occasion: An Evening with Jeremy Denk. (more...)

BWW Review: DAFFODILS [INSPIRED BY TRUE EVENTS] Is A Beautifully Presented Story Of Love, Life And Family Secrets
by Jade Kops - May 13, 2016

New Zealand's Rochelle Bright's tribute to her parents plays out in the poignant cabaret DAFFODILS [INSPIRED BY TRUE EVENTS]. (more...)

Cleveland Play House MFA Class Unveils New Take on Zimmerman's METAMORPHOSES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

The Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA (CWRU/CPH MFA) Acting Program will present Mary Zimmerman's METAMORPHOSES in the Helen Rosenfeld Lewis Bialosky Lab Theatre ('The Helen') at Playhouse Square for 10 performances only, March 16-26, 2016. (more...)

BWW Interview: A Moment with the Mother Abbess-Ashley Brown of THE SOUND OF MUSIC Tour
by Christie Fisher - Mar 2, 2016

Ashley Brown spends a moment talking to Broadway World Atlanta about what it has been like playing a young Mother Abbess in The Sound of Music as she prepares for her last stop of the tour. (more...)

FIGHTING SHADOWS with Emmy Nominee Richard Cabral to Play Rosenthal Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

 Jami Gertz in Association with Homeboy Industries and The Rosenthal Theater at Inner-City Arts are thrilled to present the world premiere of a new play with music, FIGHTING SHADOWS, co-written and performed by 2015 Emmy nominee Richard Cabral ("American Crime"), with musical collaboration by Rocio Mendoza and directed and co-written by Robert Egan.  FIGHTING SHADOWS will preview on Friday, April 15 at 8pm and will open on Saturday, April 16 at 7pm and run through Sunday, May 8 at the Rosenthal Theater at Inner City Arts, 720 Kohler Street in Los Angeles, 90021. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Summer 2016 Season Creative Teams
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Pittsburgh CLO is pleased to announce the creative team for the 2016 Summer Season at the Benedum Center.  This talented and highly sought-after group of creative specialists will bring Broadway's best to life at the Benedum Center all summer long! Season tickets are on sale now. Further information is available below as well as at pittsburghCLO.org. (more...)

Cleveland Play House MFA Class Unveils New Take on Zimmerman's METAMORPHOSES Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

The Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA (CWRU/CPH MFA) Acting Program will present Mary Zimmerman's METAMORPHOSES in the Helen Rosenfeld Lewis Bialosky Lab Theatre ('The Helen') at Playhouse Square for 10 performances only, tonight, March 16, through Mrach 26, 2016. (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...)

Patrick Marber Directs Tom Hollander in TRAVESTIES at Menier Chocolate Factory
by Marianka Swain - Jun 22, 2016

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces a major new revival of Tom Stoppard's TRAVESTIES - the first London revival in over 20 years. Patrick Marber directs Tom Hollander as he returns to the stage to play Henry Carr. The production opens on 4 October, with previews from 22 September and runs until 19 November. (more...)

Felix Barrett, Artistic Director of Punchdrunk, Awarded MBE for Work in Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Felix Barrett has today been awarded an MBE for his work in the theatre industry. Artistic pioneer Barrett founded Punchdrunk with colleague Pete Higgin in 2000. Since then the company has become renowned around the world for its ground-breaking approach to making theatre, winning numerous awards and thousands of loyal fans in the process and becoming a byword for all that is different from traditional theatre. The company's practice has influenced a generation of theatre makers with its style of productions and practice (more...)

The Felice Brothers Release New Song 'Plunder'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

“Plunder,” the second song to debut from The Felice Brothers' upcoming release Life In The Dark, premieres today via Welcome to Night Vale (ep. 89: Who's a Good Boy? Part 1). Listen to the rowdy narrative on iTunes for a healthy dose of skepticism. (more...)

David Haig Joins Daniel Radcliffe in ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD at The Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The Old Vic today announces that David Haig will join Daniel Radcliffe and Joshua McGuire in Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead. (more...)

New Casting Announced for RAISING MARTHA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Raising Martha, a brand new dark comedy by award-winning writer David Spicer, and directed by Michael Fentiman, will have its world premiere at Park Theatre from 12 January 2017, playing until 11 February, with a press night on Tuesday 17 January. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Extends Tom Stoppard's THE REAL THING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Due to popular pre-sale demand, Aurora Theatre Company announces that it will add an additional week of performances for THE REAL THING, Tom Stoppard's (The Coast of Utopia, Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead) timeless comedy about an all-too-witty playwright who succumbs to the emotional ravages he puts his characters through. Timothy Near ("Master Harold"…and the boys) returns to Aurora to helm this Tony Award-winner for Best Play (1984) and Best Revival of a Play (2000), featuring Elijah Alexander, Liz Sklar, Carrie Paff (This Is How It Goes, A Delicate Balance, Collapse),Tommy Gorrebeeck (The Monster-Builder, The Eccentricities of a Nightingale), Seann Gallagher, and Emily Radosevich. THE REAL THING now plays through March 5th (added performances: Tuesday, February 28, 7pm; Wednesday, March 1, 8pm; Thursday, March 2, 8pm; Friday, March 3, 8pm; Saturday, March 4, 8pm; Sunday, March 5, 2pm, 7pm) at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Further casting is today announced for Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead which previews from Saturday 25 February with a press night on Tuesday 7 March. (more...)

Tickets to Writers Theatre's ARCADIA Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, presents the first production in the Theatre's new home, Arcadia by Tom Stoppard, directed by Michael Halberstam. The show runs March 16 - April 24, 2016 at the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre in Writer Theatre's new theater center at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Cast Announced For Rose Theatre Kingston's Adaptation Of Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Novels
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Rose Theatre Kingston today announces the cast for the world premiere of My Brilliant Friend, a two-part adaptation of Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan quartet of novels which have become a global literary sensation.  (more...)

Moving Arts presents Two (End of the) World Premiere Apocalyptic Plays! BURNERS and APOCALYPSE PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

MOVING ARTS is thrilled to announce two (End of the) World Premiere apocalyptic plays BURNERS, written by Terence Anthony and directed by Sara Wagner and APOCALYPSE PLAY, written by Cory Hinkle and directed by Darin Anthony. BURNERS will preview on Thursday, March 9 at 8pm; will open on Friday, March 10 at 8:00pm and will run through Sunday, April 2, 2017 & APOCALYPSE PLAY will begin previews on Wednesday, March 22; will open on Friday, March 24 at 8:00pm and will run through Sunday, April 15, 2017 at the Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave. in Los Angeles, 90039. (more...)

Marin Theatre Company Announces 2017-18 Main Stage Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Enchantment abounds as the season continues with the Bay Area Premiere of Marc Norman, Tom Stoppard and Lee Hall's effervescent romance, Shakespeare in Love, coming to MTC this holiday season. In the Elizabethan era, when women are forbidden to become actors, what's a stage-struck lady to do? Lady Viola de Lesseps adores plays, especially those by a young writer named Will Shakespeare, but can only look on longingly as men and boys perform them. Will, meanwhile, has his own struggles: his inspiration fled, his debts and unwritten commissions piling up…until he meets an unknown young player named Thomas Kent, who speaks his words as he's always dreamed they'd be spoken, and a beautiful woman named Viola, who could be just the muse he needs. Under the direction of MTC artistic director Jasson Minadakis, this stage adaptation of the beloved film finds its true essence: a love letter to the power of theatre and the imagination. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Be a Good Boy, Come for Grandma' on Next SHAMELESS
by - Feb 22, 2016

On the next episode of Showtime's SHAMELESS, Fiona tries to get Sean's son to like her, but when he starts warming up to her, he takes a gun from the Gallagher house. (more...)

Court Theatre Presents Tom Stoppard's THE HARD PROBLEM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, announces casting for the Chicago premiere of The Hard Problem by Tom Stoppard, directed by Charles Newell. The Hard Problemruns March 9 - April 9, 2017 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue in Chicago.  (more...)

BEAUTIFUL WRECKAGE Hopes to Have Audiences Rubbernecking at Alexander Bar's Upstairs Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

BEAUTIFUL WRECKAGE, a musical created and performed by Grant Jacobs and Liam Mcdermott, will play an eight-performance season at the Alexander Bar this February. (more...)

Tom Stoppard's HAPGOOD Opens Tonight at Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

Written by acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard and directed by Howard Davies, Hampstead Theatre is delighted to present HAPGOOD, opening tonight 9 December at 7pm. The show will run through 16 January 2016. (more...)

The Wilma Theater Continues 2015-16 season with New Stoppard Play THE HARD PROBLEM
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

Tom Stoppard's first new play since Rock 'n' Roll introduces us to Hilary, a 22-year-old psychology student applying for a coveted position with the Krohl Institute for Brain Science. As Hilary prays for strength to move beyond personal regrets, she passionately explores the blurred lines between science and psychology with her colleagues and her sometimes-lover Spike. Ethics are called into question as they delve into the 'hard problem' of consciousness versus gray matter, and debate whether altruism even exists. Following a sold-out run at the National Theatre in London, the Wilma-'America's foremost interpreter of the playwright's work' (Philadelphia Magazine)-is proud to be among the first to bring The Hard Problem to U.S. audiences. (more...)

Donald M. Ephraim PALM BEACH JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL to Showcase 30 Movies from Around the World
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

The upcoming 27th annual The Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival will present movies from around the world, opening with ON THE MAP, the true story of Israel's 1977 basketball team, the first to ever bring the coveted European Cup to Israel. Film director Dani Menkin and basketball legend Tal Brody will attend and participate in a post-film discussion at the January 19 screening at the Kravis Center's Cohen Pavilion. (more...)

Tom Stoppard's HAPGOOD to Play Hampstead Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

Written by acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard and directed by Howard Davies, Hampstead Theatre is delighted to present HAPGOOD, with previews commencing from Today 4 December 2015 for an opening Wednesday 9 December at 7pm. The show will run through 16 January 2016. Full casting to be announced. (more...)

Cast Announced for East Coast Debut of Lynn Nottage's SWEAT at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

The new drama Sweat by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage (Ruined; By The Way, Meet Vera Stark) comes to Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater following a critically-acclaimed debut at Oregon Shakespeare Festival as part of a co-commission between the two theaters. Hailed by The New York Times as an 'extraordinarily moving drama' that 'brims with the kind of ripe, richly imagined life associated with the work of the great August Wilson,' the play is directed by Nottage's longtime collaborator Kate Whoriskey and runs January 15-February 21, 2016 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 12/18; MAME in DC, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY in LA and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 18, 2015

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Washington DC, Los Angeles, Japan, and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include MAME in DC, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Tour in L.A., and our featured Guest Blogger in Japan, just to name a few. (more...)

BWW Interview: Anika Larsen Talks Being a New Mom on Broadway
by David Clarke - Dec 16, 2015

Anika Larsen, who originated the role of Cynthia Weil in the smash hit Broadway musical BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, has returned to the Broadway following her maternity leave. Recently, I went back stage at BEAUTIFUL and chatted with the celebrated actress in her dressing room. We talked about what it's like being a Broadway actress and a new mom, the upcoming holidays, and more. (more...)

Kennedy Center's 2017 Signature Comedy Series to Feature Jay Leno and More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced its lineup for the spring and summer season of Comedy at the Kennedy Center, a signature program at the Center focused on elevating comedy as an art form and uniting the local community together through laughter. (more...)

BWW Review: Delightful REEFER MADNESS at Blank Canvas induces Giggles and Munchies
by Roy Berko - Dec 14, 2015

Even though the movement may have been slowed down by the recent Ohio election, the march toward legalization of marijuana seems on its way in this country. (more...)

GAME OF THRONES' Gwyneth Keyworth Joins RAISING MARTHA at Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

Raising Martha, a brand new dark comedy by award-winning writer David Spicer, and directed by Michael Fentiman, will have its world premiere at Park Theatre from 12 January 2017, playing until 11 February, with a press night on Tuesday 17 January 2017. (more...)

Everybody Knows Their Names! Grayson Powell, Jillian Louis, Barry Pearl and More Set for CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Broadway In Chicago, Stageworks Media and TROIKA Entertainment have just announced casting for the upcoming National Touring production of CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE. (more...)

Emii Releases New Single 'WAIT'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

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Full Cast Announced For TRAVESTIES at Menier Chocolate Factory
by Marianka Swain - Aug 19, 2016

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces the full company for a major new revival of Tom Stoppard's TRAVESTIES - the first London revival in over 20 years. Patrick Marber directs Clare Foster (Cecily), Freddie Fox (Tristan Tzara), Tom Hollander (Henry Carr), Forbes Masson (Lenin), Peter McDonald (James Joyce), Amy Morgan (Gwendolen), Sarah Quist (Nadya) and Tim Wallers (Bennett). The production - which opens on 4 October, with previews from 22 September and runs until 19 November - is now completely sold out, breaking Menier box office records by becoming the first play to sell out ahead of its opening in the theatre's history. (more...)

Finborough Theatre's Spring Season to Conclude with Premiere of SCHISM
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

The multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre's Spring Season ends with the world premiere of a new play, Schism by Athena Stevens, which opens for a three week limited season on Wednesday, 27 April 2016 (Press Night: Friday, 29 April 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

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