Tanika Gupta's LOVE N STUFF Returns to Theatre Royal Stratford East
by Marianka Swain - May 31, 2016

Award-winning writer Tanika Gupta returns to Theatre Royal Stratford East to debut her hilarious and uplifting new comedy LOVE N STUFF on the Main Stage - three years after its first successful run in the Studio. Love N Stuff audience favourite Rina Fatania returns to play the role of Bindi and will be joined by new lead Nicholas Khan in the role of Mansoor. This funny, fast-paced and engaging show sees two actors playing a breathtaking 20 characters and is set to have audiences laughing out loud. Directed and designed by Kerry Michael (Artistic Director, Theatre Royal Stratford East) the show will run from Friday 3 June until Saturday 25 June. (more...)

Photo Flash: SIDEWAYS Opens Tonight at St James Theatre
by Marianka Swain - May 31, 2016

The European premiere of Rex Pickett's acclaimed comedy SIDEWAYS opens tonight at St James Theatre, directed by David Grindley, for a limited run until July 9. The cast features Daniel Weyman (Miles), Simon Harrison (Jack), Ellie Piercy (Maya), Beth Cordingly (Terra), Anne Kavanagh(Phyllis/Evelyn), Kirsten Hazel Smith (Rosie/Victoria) and Daniel Barry (Chris/Daryl). (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: Everyman Theatre Presents the Great American Rep - A Rotating Rep of Epic Scale
by Charles Shubow - May 3, 2016

Two shows in Repertory: DEATH OF A SALESMAN and A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE...it just doesn't get better than this. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 29
by Audition Roundup - May 29, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, May 29, 2016 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 29
by Audition Roundup - May 29, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, May 29, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (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...)

16th Annual Soul Beach Music Festival to Be Hosted by Aruba
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

It's time to elevate the soul with power-packed entertainment! The 16 th Annual Soul Beach Music Festival Hosted by Aruba captures the hearts and imaginations of thousands on an unparalleled sensory journey Memorial Day Weekend May 25 30 (more...)

Theatr Clwyd Sets 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

In Theatr Clwyd's 40th anniversary year, Artistic Director Tamara Harvey, today announces full casting for her Theatr Clwyd directorial debut production of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. Harvey directs Lisa Palfrey in the role of Beatrice and John Ramm as Benedict. They are joined by David Bark-Jones, Jonathan Harden, Sian Howard, Nakay Kpaka, Steven Meo, Catherin Morris, Lowri Palfrey, Kerry Peers, and Sion Pritchard. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 22
by Audition Roundup - May 22, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, May 22, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

BWW Review: THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE Is A Sure Fire Success
by Barry Lenny - May 21, 2016

Andrew Bovell has provided another of his powerful and captivating scripts. (more...)

NOISES OFF & More Set for Everyman Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Everyman Theatre has announced its 2016-2017 season. Hot off its 25th anniversary season that garnered record breaking box office success and the largest annual attendance in company history, Everyman brings its aesthetic for quality storytelling which its audiences have grown to love to three exciting new plays this season- the hilarious and poignant Dot by Colman Domingo, Jen Silverman's hysterical play The Roommate, and for the first time in Everyman's history, the theatre is commissioning a re-imagining of Tony Award nominees Michael John LaChiusa and Ellen Fitzhugh, new musical entitled Los Otros. (more...)

O'Neill Center's Jill A. Anderson Joins Syracuse Stage as Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Syracuse Stage has announced that Jill A. Anderson has been named the theatre's new managing director. (more...)

BWW Review: Theatre Novi Most's THE SEAGULL is an Odd and Enchanting Dream of a Production
by Jill Schafer - Mar 7, 2016

Chekhov's THE SEAGULL is a classic of the theater, but I had never seen it. That's not exactly true, it was actually the first play I ever saw at the Guthrie, but being almost 25 years ago, I have no recollection of it. So it was as if I'd never seen it when I sat down to yesterday's matinee production of THE SEAGULL by Theatre Novi Most, a company that specializes in Eastern European theater, as part of the Southern Theater's ARTShare program. It took me a few minutes to get into this story of many inter-related characters with strange sounding names, but by intermission I was completely under its spell. This is one of those shows that is so completely captivating that it's hard to shake when you leave the theater. Funny, tragic, odd, and completely enchanting. (more...)

Silk Road Rising & Remy Bumppo to Present GREAT EXPECTATIONS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Remy Bumppo and Silk Road Rising are pleased to announce that they are joining artistic forces to bring the American premiere of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations, adapted by Tanika Gupta, to Chicago. (more...)

Dr. Barry F. Parker Launches PHANTOM REVELATION
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

Dr. Barry F. Parker, a devoted and passionate author, has completed his new book 'Phantom Revelation': a gripping and enthralling page turner that will entice the reader. (more...)

Tremaine Dance Convention and Competition Celebrates 35 Years With Tour, Book, Documentary, Anniversary Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

Based in Los Angeles, the internationally recognized Tremaine Dance Convention and Competition celebrates 35 years of inspiring young dancers with its continuing 2015-2016 National Touracross the United States, a star-studded 35th Annual Convention Gala Event and National Finals this summer in Orlando, a new book expected in June 2016, and the upcoming Behind the Curtain documentary scheduled for completion in 2017. Led by legendary and very busy choreographer/dance educator/performer Joe Tremaine, one of the most influential dance personalities in the country today, the innovative annual convention includes master dance classes with professional teachers/choreographers and competitive opportunities in approximately 24 U.S. cities for over 50,000 dancers each year from across the United States and around the world. Tremaine is well-known in the industry for performing, choreographing, and/or teaching dance to scores of celebrities including Paula Abdul, Christina Applegate, Cher, Helen Hunt, Gene Kelly, and Diana Ross, to name just a few. For additional information, please seehttp://www.tremainedance.com. (more...)

VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE & More Set for MCT's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) announces its 42nd season, exploring the theme of "Misfits." The 2016-2017 Season will feature five exciting productions performed at the Broadway Theatre Center in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. (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...)

Theatre Clwyd Announce All-Welsh Cast of CYRANO DE BERGERAC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Theatr Clwyd Artistic Director Tamara Harvey today announces the full casting for Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac which also features new Welsh poetry from Twm Morys. Steffan Rhodri leads the all-Welsh company in the role of Cyrano, with Sara Lloyd-Gregory as Roxanne and Marc Rhys as Christian, alongside Wayne Cater, Steven Elliott, Victoria John, Rhys Parry Jones, Daniel Llewelyn-Williams, Gwawr Loader, Sion Pritchard, Aled Pugh, Simon Holland Roberts and Dafydd Llyr Thomas. (more...)

Cheek By Jowl to Open 2016 Shakespeare Festival at Hamlet's Castle, Kronborg with MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

In Shakespeare's 400th anniversary year, Cheek by Jowl today announce that their critically acclaimed Russian language production of Measure for Measure will open the 2016 Shakespeare Festival at Hamlet's Castle, Kronborg, Elsinore, with performances from 1 to 7 August. The festival will also celebrate a landmark anniversary, marking the 200th year of performing Shakespeare in this traditional setting. (more...)

Evan Placey's WILD! to Premiere at The Carriageworks in Leeds
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

Following on from their acclaimed 2014 production of Monday's Child which explored Alzheimer's disease, the much-admired Leeds theatre company tutti frutti are set to premiere WILd!, a new play written by award-winning writer Evan Placey (Girls Like That, Unicorn Theatre), that unravels the story of a boy with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

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Rubicon Theatre Extends THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE Through March 26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company is thrilled to announce that its critically acclaimed American premiere of THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE by Jethro Compton, adapted from the short story by Dorothy M. Johnson that also inspired the legendary John Ford 1962 film, will extend through Saturday, March 26 at the Rubicon Theatre, 1006 E. Main Street in Ventura. THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE is a classic tale of love, honor, ambition and revenge set against the backdrop of the American West. (more...)

OSF Spring Festival Noons Schedule Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival has unveiled its Spring Festival Noons schedule, with a wide range of events that includes "Death Becomes Him," a festive commemoration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's passing on April 23, as well as a live demonstration of scenic painting techniques on March 26 and a two-day kickoff on May 14-15 for this year's Living Ideas series, centered around the world premiere of Lisa Loomer's Roe-. (more...)

Caroline Sheen Joins Cast of The Watermill Theatre's CRAZY FOR YOU
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

The Watermill Theatre today announced the full company for its summer production of Gershwins' Crazy For You opening on 28 July until 17 September. West End leading lady Caroline Sheen makes her Watermill debut as Polly and joins previously announced Tom Chambers, who plays Bobby. (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...)

Phalgun Prativadi's Book Earns Publishing Company's Award of Literary Excellence
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Author Phalgun Prativadi hopes readers find his new novel thought-provoking and enjoyable to read. At least one reader agrees that it is, which led to 'Being and Becoming' earning a Dog Ear Publishing Award of Literary Excellence. 'My editor Leslie Hatch's comments were very insightful, I felt, and reflected the kinds of things that I had hoped would reach the reader,' Prativadi said. Dog Ear Publishing Award of Literary Excellence winners are determined by the company's editorial team. Dog Ear Publishing's editorial team decides which products qualify for the award, and the recommendations are then reviewed by the managing editor, editorial services manager and the publisher. Winning books include the award logo on their covers. Prativadi couldn't be more pleased about the award. 'I was surprised, honestly, and flattered,' he said. 'After researching it on the Internet, I saw how seriously Dog Ear takes the award and how proud they are of it and, as a result, recognized what an honor it was. I told my family, and they were proud as well.' 'Being and Becoming' features Dr. Arya Krish, a physician and medical researcher whose father was among those to make discoveries advancing biosynthetic human tissue transplantation (and earned a Nobel Prize for Medicine posthumously for it). Organ transplantation dramatically changes the outlook for those in the United States, and the wealth associated with that treatment allows the medical institute to do humanitarian work in India and other places. But corruption and shady dealings take their toll on this doctor with a conscience, and when Krish's worst fears are confirmed, he must wrestle with the idea that the end justifies the means. Prativadi, an infectious diseases physician in Pittsburgh, said because this was his first attempt at writing an original novel, he worked carefully. 'I tried (and learned) to be patient in the writing process and feel that I was successful in telling a story in my own original style and use it to share some reflections on our shared human condition,' he said. Although Prativadi has written a few articles and took creative writing in college, he clearly remembers when the writer inside him was born - freshman year of high school. 'I was mediocre in my English class at best, until my mother dutifully and faithfully pushed me to achieve my potential.' The resulting essay on 'Great Expectations' was so good that his teacher suspected he had plagiarized it. 'When she pulled me aside and threatened to call my mother, I couldn't contain my excitement because obviously I wrote the essay myself and my mom knew it. Being accused of plagiarism on my own original work was quite an achievement for me in that moment.' The author is confident in his choice to use Dog Ear Publishing after researching self-publishing options. 'Leslie Hatch was an experienced and insightful editor, and she helped achieve a professional finish,' he said. 'The staff was accessible and knowledgeable. I feel the book is a professionally produced product, and that will hopefully give it an advantage in trying to reach readers.' Prativadi, who is grateful for his family's love and support thus far, has already starting writing a sequel to 'Being and Becoming,' hoping to add to the series with future books. For additional information, please visit www.BeingandBecomingNovel.com Being and Becoming Phalgun Prativadi Dog Ear Publishing ISBN: 978-1-4575-4603-7 148 pages $12.95 US Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere. About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Dog Ear Publishing reviews services and other book marketing services are available to connect great content with interested readers. Self-publishing services are available globally at www.dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis. Dog Ear Publishing - self-publishing that actually makes sense. (more...)

Cheek By Jowl to Present New Production of PERICLES in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

In Shakespeare's 400th anniversary year, Cheek by Jowl is delighted to announce that Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod will return to the French language with a new production of Shakespeare's Pericles opening in Paris and then going on to perform in Europe in 2018. This follows their acclaimed French language production of Ubu Roi which performed worldwide from 2013- 2015. (more...)

Broadway Vets to Lead THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

Bay Street Theater has announced the full cast and creative team for THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO, the Tony Award-winning play by Alfred Uhry, directed by Will Pomerantz. The production will run June 28 - July 24. (more...)

Subscriptions for Syracuse Stage's 2016-17 Season Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

?Central New Yorkers can experience six professional theatrical productions for as little as $25 per show by subscribing to the 2016/2017 Syracuse Stage season. Six-play subscriptions, consisting of two musicals, two searing dramas, a renowned classic, and an all-time favorite comedy-thriller, are available now and range from $150 to $282. Flexible packages of four, six, or eight tickets (FlexPacks) are also available and range from $176 to $304. (more...)

London's Hit Thriller, BLOODSHOT Makes US Premiere at Greenhouse Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

"Bloodshot" makes its U.S. debut at the Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N. Lincoln Ave.) Aug. 10 - Sept. 10 as part of Greenhouse's "Solo Celebration!" series. Starring acclaimed international actor, the multi-talented Simon Slater, written by award winning Chicago playwright Douglas Post and directed byPatrick Sandford, "Bloodshot," is a one-man murder mystery following the character Derek Eveleigh, a photographer in 1957 London. The thriller is co-produced by Ingenious Purpose Ltd.  (more...)

Cheek by Jowl Announces International Tour of THE WINTER'S TALE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

As the company's production of Measure for Measure prepares for performances in Denmark and Edinburgh, Artistic Directors Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod announce their production of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale. (more...)

Agatha Christie's AND THEN THERE WERE NONE to Premiere as 2-Night Event on Lifetime
by TV News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

The Lifetime miniseries Agatha Christie's AND THEN THERE WERE NONE, based on one of the best-selling crime novels of all time with 100 million copies sold worldwide, makes its US premiere in two parts on Lifetime. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 6, 2016
by - Feb 6, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 6 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse Sets Cast of MOON OVER BUFFALO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Gulfshore Playhouse (www.GulfshorePlayhouse.org) - Southwest Florida's premier professional theatre - is pleased to announce the cast of its upcoming production of Ken Ludwig's Moon Over Buffalo, a madcap comedy from the author of The Fox on the Fairway and The Game's Afoot, scheduled for February 13 through March 13 at The Norris Center in Naples. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre to Stage U.S. Debut of THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company's 2015-2016 season continues with the American premiere of THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE by Jethro Compton. Adapted from the short story by Dorothy M. Johnson that also inspired the legendary John Ford 1962 film, THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE is a classic tale of love, honor, ambition and revenge set against the backdrop of the American West. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Curve's LEGALLY BLONDE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

Nikolai Foster, Artistic Director at Curve, today announces the full company for his new production of the award-winning West End and Broadway smash hit musical comedy, Legally Blonde, including Tupele Dorgu who joins the cast as Paulette.  (more...)

Cast Announced for REASONS TO BE HAPPY at Hampstead Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

Hampstead Theatre presents the UK premiere of Neil LaBute's romantic comedy REASONS TO BE HAPPY, which previews from 17 March and opens 24 March for a run through 16 April 2016. Directed by Michael Attenborough, the full cast features Tom Burke, Warren Brown, Robyn Addison, and Lauren O'Neil. (more...)

Baroque Theatre Company to Launch KINDLY LEAVE THE STAGE UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

?Norwich based Baroque Theatre Company announce their 2016 tour of John Chapman's farce Kindly Leave the Stage. Back by popular demand, and marking Baroque's biggest tour to date, Kindly Leave the Stage will play in an impressive 33 venues across the UK- from Penzance in Cornwall to Carlisle in Cumbria, and many towns and cities in between. (more...)

OSF to Open 2016 Season with TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

The Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival will launch its 81st year with preview performances beginning on February 19, and the season officially kicking off Friday night, February 26 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre with Shakespeare's Twelfth Night (director, Christopher Liam Moore). (more...)

Full Cast Set for UK Premiere of Ayad Akhtar's THE INVISIBLE HAND at Tricycle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

?Artistic Director of the Tricycle Theatre, Indhu Rubasingham, today announces the full cast for the UK premiere of The Invisible Hand - a political thriller from Ayad Akhtar who won the Pulitzer Prize for his play Disgraced which ran at the Bush Theatre in 2013. (more...)

Ed Hoopman, Erica Spyres and Mark Pierre to Lead Lyric Stage's PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2015-16 season closes with an acclaimed new play (partly inspired by the theatricality of Nicholas Nickleby) that uses ingenious stagecraft, the talents of a dozen of our favorite actors, and the limitless possibilities of your imagination to create theatrical magic. (more...)

BWW Blog: Micah Young - Great Expectations
by Guest Blogger: Micah Young - Apr 25, 2016

Everyone who aspires, aspires greatly.  That is a matter of perspective, but for the individual, their goals are great to them.  Who doesn't think of their goals, and not make them the greatest goals possible?  For each person there are the expectations they create for themselves, but sometimes the expectations are in fact detrimental to obtaining the goal. (more...)

INTERIM REPORT, FIRST QUARTER OF 2016
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

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MARY POPPINS, AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' & More on Tap for Syracuse Stage's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Two musicals, two searing dramas, a renowned classic, and an all-time favorite comedy-thriller make up the 2016/2017 Syracuse Stage season. (more...)

KING LEAR Coming to Birmingham Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

An epic new version of Shakespeare's King Lear plays at Birmingham Repertory Theatre from 19 to 28 May, commemorating 400 years since the playwright's death. A co-production between Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre and Talawa Theatre Company, and in association with The REP, King Lear is a brutal portrait of a man unravelling - pitted against his daughters, against nature and against the universe itself. (more...)

Holaverse Completes $70 Million Funding Round Led by ADDOR Capital
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

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Zoe Tapper, Todd Boyce & More to Star in LAST OF THE BOYS at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Sarah Stribley Productions and Anna Haigh Productions in association with Alchemist Theatricals present the European premiere of LAST OF THE BOYS by Steven Dietz. Directed by John Haidar, the production will run  11 May - Saturday 4 June 2016 with a press night on  Friday, 13 May 2016 at 8pm. (more...)

TheatreSquared Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

TheatreSquared (T2) Artistic Director Robert Ford and Executive Director Martin Miller today announced TheatreSquared's Season 11, a yearlong lineup of award-winning new comedies, adventure, and contemporary drama that marks the company's first six-play subscription season. Season packages are on sale today and offer a major new perk: T2 subscribers will now enjoy member pricing whenever they travel to 20 other national professional theatres from New York's Public Theatre, to Chicago's Steppenwolf, to San Diego's La Jolla Playhouse. Subscription packages are on sale now via Tickets Northwest Arkansas at (479) 571-2785 or online at theatre2.org/subscribe. (more...)

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