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Not Your Grandmother's ROMEO AND JULIET to Take the Stage at Archway Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Fast becoming the North Hollywood Arts District's premiere classical theatre company, the Archway Theatre is known as an 'outside of the box' black box theatre with a resident company of actors who embrace, and indeed often tackle with ferocity the texts of classical works. (more...)

MATILDA THE MUSICAL's 'Revolting Children' Will Arrive at The Fox Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta has announced that TIME Magazine's #1 Show of the Year, MATILDA THE MUSICAL, will come to Atlanta as part of the 2016/2017 season. Produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Dodgers, the first national tour of MATILDA THE MUSICAL will play at the Fox Theatre April 18 - 23. (more...)

BWW Interview: Maury Yeston Talks DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Ahead of London Opening
by Liz Cearns - Jan 23, 2017

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...)

BWW's On This Day - January 22, 2017
by - Jan 22, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

CUPID'S REVENGE and LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST Lead Bad Quarto's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2017

Bad Quarto Productions, a theatre company specializing in performing modern theatre using Shakespearean staging techniques, announces its 2017 season. The season includes Cupid's Revenge, a rarely performed play by John Fletcher and Francis Beaumont, the earliest printed version of Shakespeare's early comedy Love's Labour's Lost, and Anna Karenina Lives! A new musical play by Germaine Shames. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 21, 2017
by - Jan 21, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 21 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Pacific Symphony Presents Verdi's AIDA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Experience Verdi's impeccable musical genius at its most voluptuous when Pacific Symphony delivers the concert opera, "Aida, " recounting the doomed love triangle of an Egyptian princess, a young Nubian slave girl and the soldier they both love! For three grand nights, the orchestra comes out of the pit and onto the stage for this semi-staged presentation of Verdi's most popular and heartbreaking opera. (more...)

Audience-Driven, Socially-Anxious Comedy SHOW UP Opens Thursday at The PIT Loft
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

In Show Up, award-winning solo show performer, producer and SOLOCOM creator Peter Michael Marino (Desperately Seeking the Exit, Late with Lance!) uses his decades of solo performance expertise to turn the often vilified tropes of the genre on their head. (more...)

Bush Theatre Re-Opens in March with a Week-Long Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

The Bush Theatre will reopen after a year-long £4.3m redevelopment, the largest capital project in the theatre's history, with a bold new season kicked off by the European Premiere of Guards at the Taj by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph, directed by Jamie Lloyd (from 7 April). A brand new Studio space opens with the premiere of Barney Norris play While We're Here directed by Alice Hamilton (from 26 April). (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...)

American Lyric Theater and Merkin Concert Hall to Present SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CASE OF THE FALLEN GIANT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

American Lyric Theater (ALT) and Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center present InsightALT: Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Fallen Giant on March 26, 2017 at 3pm, 129 W. 67th Street, NYC. (more...)

Wendy MacLeod's WOMEN IN JEOPARDY! to Play Pioneer Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Pioneer Theatre Company presents Women in Jeopardy! by Wendy MacLeod, a comedy reviewers have described as 'Thelma and Louise meets The First Wives Club,' running February 10 - February 25, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hartford Stage Presents A COMEDY OF ERRORS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

22 actors. 2 pairs of twins. 1 crazy day. Shake the midwinter blues away with Shakespeare's zaniest comedy, performed by a lively ensemble of actors, singers, dancers, musicians and acrobats. Opa! (more...)

Chance Theater Proudly Presents THE LITTLE PRINCE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is pleased to announce the first show in its third season of Theater for Young Audiences… The Little Prince. Written by Rick Cummins and John Scoullar, based on the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, and directed by Darryl B. Hovis, The Little Prince will preview from February 17 through February 25; regular performances will begin February 25 and continue through March 5 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center on the Fyda-Mar Stage. (more...)

Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo to be Joined by Jason Hughes and Archie Madekwe in THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Full casting for Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? is announced today. Joining Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo, who play husband and wife Martin and Stevie in Ian Rickson's production, will be Jason Hughes as Martin's oldest friend Ross and Archie Madekwe as their son Billy. (more...)

BabsonARTS Announces Spring Programming
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

BabsonARTS announces its roster of programming for the winter and spring of 2017, including a world premiere play, a number of esteemed guest artists, and a range of visual and performing arts events.  All events take place on the campus of Babson College, 231 Forest Street in Wellesley, MA, and are open to the public. (more...)

Austin Pendleton and Christopher Abbott to Lead A LIFE IN THE THEATRE Benefit for HB Studio
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

HB Studio, one of New York's most esteemed institutions for theater training and practice, will present an exclusive HB alumni benefit reading of A Life In The Theatre by DAVID MAMET, featuring the extraordinary talents of Austin Pendleton and Christopher Abbott. (more...)

Cast Set for 'THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN' Benefit, Choreographed by Taye Diggs & Jenny Parsinen
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

As previously announced, celebrated star of stage and screen Taye Diggs and Jenny Parsinen (Allegiance) will choreograph the benefit workshop production of Keenan Scott II's powerful and moving play thoughts of a COLORED MAN on a day when the sun set too early, from February 4-6, 2017 at Royal Family Performing Arts Space (145 West 46th Street, 3rd Floor). (more...)

THE SORCERER'S APPRENTICE to Receive Concert Presentation with Tracie Bennett at The Ambassadors
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

New musical inspired by Goethe poem The Sorcerer's Apprentice appears in two exclusive concerts, with a stellar cast including Olivier Award winner Tracie Bennett. (more...)

MATILDA THE MUSICAL to Make its Premiere in San Jose!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

TIME Magazine's #1 Show of the Year, MATILDA THE MUSICAL, is coming to San Jose as part of Broadway San Jose's 2016-17 season. Produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Dodgers, the first national tour of MATILDA THE MUSICAL will be coming to The Center for the Performing Arts (255 S. Almaden, San Jose) March 7-12, 2017.  (more...)

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Presents the Los Angeles Premiere of 946: THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The brilliant theatricality of Kneehigh, the innovative United Kingdom-based theater company, will be on display at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts once again when 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips has its Los Angeles premiere.  Based on the beloved book by War Horse author Michael Morpurgo, 946 explores everything we thought we knew about the D-Day landings in this tender musical tale of love and war. Adapted by Morpurgo and Emma Rice, who also directs, 946 is a Kneehigh production presented in association with Birmingham Repertory and Berkeley Repertory Theatres. Performances begin February 9 with the opening on February 10. (more...)

Josh Collins to Star in New York Premiere of 9 CIRCLES; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture has announced that British actor Josh Collins will make his North American stage debut as Daniel Reeves in the New York Premiere of Bill Cain's compelling and visceral thriller 9 CIRCLES this February. (more...)

Jane Martin's H2O Runs Next Month at Rep Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Rep Stage, the regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College (HCC), continues its 24th season with Jane Martin's "H2O," directed by Kasi Campbell. "H20" transports audiences into the reclusive, madcap world of Jane Martin's drama/comedy/love story about self-destruction, notoriety, and the dark journey to purity and salvation. "H2O" opens February 15, 2017, with a limited run through March 5. (more...)

NYSX Tackles Fake News in Timely MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

New York Shakespeare Exchange (NYSX), a theatre company that boldly popularizes Shakespeare for diverse, contemporary audiences, is having its way with Shakespeare's comedy 'Much Ado About Nothing.' Ross Williams' timely adaptation, in which friends and rivals traffic in fake news to advance their agendas, takes up residence at Urban Stages, 259 West 30th Street. (more...)

Amazon to Debut Amir Bar-Lev's Grateful Dead Documentary LONG STRANGE TRIP, 5/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Amazon Studios today announced it has acquired LONG STRANGE TRIP, an unprecedented four hour documentary about the Grateful Dead from director Amir Bar-Lev (The Tillman Story) and executive producer Martin Scorsese (Silence). (more...)

Learn from the Bolshoi Ballet in First-Ever IJ SUMMER INTENSIVE at Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

This summer marks the inaugural season of the IJ Summer Ballet Intensive, providing aspiring professionals with the unique opportunity to learn and perform several roles from the classical ballet repertory and work closely with principal dancers and assistant choreographers of, the Bolshoi Ballet, the world's most acclaimed ballet company. (more...)

Theatre Royal Bath Productions Announces Further Details For Its Spring 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Theatre Royal Bath Productions today announces further details for its Spring 2017 season which includes Mike Leigh's Abigail's Party and two UK premieres in The German Season at the Olivier Award-winning Ustinov Studio, Plastic and The Mentor. (more...)

Less Than Rent Theatre Presents PUSSY SLUDGE by Gracie Gardner as Part of SANCTUARY at HERE Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Less Than Rent Theatre, known for caffeinated, hard-edged indie theatre, is proud to present Pussy Sludge, a new play written by Gracie Gardner as part of SANCTUARY. Pussy Sludge will run February 10th, 11th and 12th at HERE Arts Center. (more...)

Cast Set for U.S. Premiere of BEYOND CARING, Return of MOBY DICK at Lookingglass Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Lookingglass Theatre Company announces casting for the final two shows of its 2016-2017 season, including the U.S. Premiere of Beyond Caring, written and directed by Alexander Zeldin in association with Dark Harbor Stories, a company led by Ensemble Member David Schwimmer and Tom Hodges, as well as the remount of the Jeff Award-winning Moby Dick, adapted from the novel by Herman Melville and directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin. (more...)

Imani Uzuri's LOVE STORY: SONGS OF LAUGHTER, LOSS AND RESILIENCE to Tour the Boroughs
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Joe's Pub at The Public and The Public Theater's Mobile Unit present Imani Uzuri's Love Story: Songs of Laughter, Loss and Resilience, a concert of the composer's own music, as part of the programs' collaborative series, In Transit. (more...)

Constantine Maroulis, Mel Johnson, Jr., Grasan Kingsberry and More Sign on for WEARING BLACK Reading
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

NewYorkRep and The Telling Company have announced casting for their upcoming staged reading of WEARING BLACK, the new musical featuring book, music and lyrics by Riley Thomas. (more...)

Stories Like These Association with Bakehouse Theatre Company Presents BLINK
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Stories Like These in association with bAKEHOUSE Theatre Company will present the charming and darkly funny production, BLINK by Phil Porter, at Kings Cross Theatre from 9th February to 4th March. (more...)

BWW Review: THE PHANTOM TOOL BOOTH at Ensemble Theatre
by Roy Berko - Jan 16, 2017

Much like Lewis Carroll's ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND and L. Frank Baum's THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF OZ, Norton Juster's THE PHANTOM TOLL BOOTH is a fantasy adventure. All three are perceived as tales for children, but, in reality, though they are intended to teach youngsters, the messages are often so complex that they go over the heads of their intended audience. (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...)

Caborca's HAMLET to Play Jersey City Theater Center This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Caborca will present Hamlet, a fiercely contemporary take on Shakespeare's most celebrated play directed by Javier Antonio Gonzalez, January 26-29, at the Jersey City Theater Center (339 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ), minutes from Manhattan. (more...)

Night Express Live to Present World Premiere of TO BE OR NOT TO BE SCARLETT O'HARA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2017

Night Express Live , under the direction of Raffaele Cericola, is pleased to announce the World Premiere ' To be or not to be Scarlett O'Hara' by Simone Leonardi, with adaptation and direction by Raffaele Cericola. (more...)

Entertain and Dine NJ Style
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 15, 2017

There are many exciting shows in New Jersey that are having their openings in January and February. We have paired some theatres with convenient restaurants that are ideal for Garden State entertainment buffs. Check out our some of our choices. (more...)

Ashley Carter and More Join Cast of A Classic Theatre's FOR THE LOVE OF SHAKESPEARE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

A Classic Theatre announces the cast of their next production, For the Love of Shakespeare! As theaters around the world celebrate 400 years of Shakespeare, ACT offers a tribute to the Bard with this comedic trio of one-acts. Follow the antics of this company of actors as they explore Shakespeare's world with tongue firmly planted in cheek. The one-acts include "The Dark Lady of the Sonnets" by George Bernard Shaw, "SHAKESappear!" by Milton E. Polsky, and "Something Rotten in Denmark" by Ann Karine (aka Annie G.). (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Set for NAPOLI, BROOKLYN Premiere at Long Wharf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Long Wharf Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, present the world premiere of Napoli, Brooklyn by Meghan Kennedy, directed by Edelstein. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Looks at the Years Following Roe v. Wade in ROE World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the world premiere production of Roe written by Lisa Loomer and directed by Bill Rauch. Roe is a co-production with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Arena Stage. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater's LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST Cast Featured in John R. Hamilton Mock Trial
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando Shakes) in Partnership with UCF will hold its 9th Annual John R. Hamilton Mock Trial on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center. This year characters in William Shakespeare's comedy Love's Labour's Lost will be put on trial. The Margeson Theater will transform into an interactive courtroom as actors from the show improv their way through the trial amidst a panel of celebrity judges. Tickets ($35 - VIP; $25 and $15 - Regular) go on sale Tuesday, January 17, 2017 and may be purchased by calling (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, online at www.orlandoshakes.org, or in person at 812 East Rollins Street.   (more...)

Tonya Pinkins to Direct VISIONARY VOICES at American Bard Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

American Bard Theater Company presents Visionary Voices, three poignant, tantalizing plays by two pioneering women playwrights, exploring gender roles, race, and death in America's early twentieth century. (more...)

Christina DeCicco to Star in BORN YESTERDAY at Asolo Rep Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Asolo Repertory Theatre continues its 2016-17 season and the fifth and final year of its American Character Project with Academy Award-winner Garson Kanin's irresistible girl-meets-world comedy BORN YESTERDAY. (more...)

Cast Announced for THIS MUST BE THE PLACE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Feliks Mathur (Fear And Misery Of The Third Reich, Union Theatre), Molly Roberts (Jumping Puddles, Frantic Assembly/Open Clasp; The Snow Queen, New Vic Theatre; Free Fall, Pleasance Theatre - OffWestEnd Award-Nominated for Best Female Performance) and Hamish Rush (En Folkefiende, Pleasance Dome; Lies We Tell, BIFA Films Ltd 2016) return to Poleroid Theatre's This Must Be The Place following an acclaimed debut performance at Latitude Festival 2016. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for Major Revival of David Hare's MASTERPIECE SKYLIGHT at Theatr Clwyd
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Artistic director of Theatr Clwyd, Tamara Harvey, today announces full casting for her major new revival of David Hare's Olivier award-winning drama, Skylight. Harvey will direct Oscar Batterham (Edward), Jeany Spark (Kyra) and Jay Villiers (Tom). The production opens on 14 February, with previews from 9 February, running until 4 March. (more...)

Jarrod Spector Presents A LITTLE HELP MY FRIENDS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Star of Jersey Boys, Jarrod Spector returns to the stage for A Little Help from My Friends, a captivating performance that explores sounds of Frankie Valli from the Beach Boys to Paul McCartney. Including songs such as "When You Wish Upon a Star" and "Uptown Girl," A Little Help from My Friends traces not only the musical influences of Valli himself, but Jarrod Spector's experiences and stories after five years of playing the legendary musician on Broadway. (more...)

Amphibian Stage Productions Announces Cast and Creative Team for NORTHSIDE HOLLOW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Amphibian Stage Productions announces the cast and creative team for its first main stage play of the 2017 season, Northside Hollow by Jonathan Fielding and Brenda Withers. Starring Jim Jorgensen and Jordan Sobel, the play runs Friday, February 10 through Sunday, March 5 at the Berlene T. and Jarrell R. Milburn Theatre at Amphibian Stage Productions. Supporting artists include Stephanie Cleghorn Jasso and Jake Nice.  (more...)

Native Voices at the Autry Presents FAIRLY TRACEABLE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

The only Equity theatre company dedicated exclusively to developing and producing new work by Native American artists, Native Voices presents the world premiere of Fairly Traceable by Mary Kathryn Nagle (Cherokee). This production is presented as part of Native Voices' 2016-17 season, themed "Take Back the Land."   (more...)

Taye Diggs and Jenny Parsinen to Choreograph Benefit Workshop of 'THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Celebrated star of stage and screen Taye Diggs and Jenny Parsinen (Allegiance) will choreograph the benefit workshop production of Keenan Scott II's powerful and moving play thoughts of a COLORED MAN on a day when the sun set too early, from February 4-6, 2017 at Royal Family Performing Arts Space (145 West 46th Street, 3rd Floor). (more...)

The Audience Steers the Plot in New Socially Anxious Comedy SHOW UP
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

In Show Up, award-winning solo show performer, producer and SOLOCOM creator Peter Michael Marino (Desperately Seeking the Exit, Late with Lance!) uses his decades of solo performance expertise to turn the often vilified tropes of the genre on their head. Marino exploits an arsenal of Post-it® notes to compile and transform the challenging and enlightening real-life experiences of the audience into a single vibrant life-story that is familiar, completely fresh, and unique each time. (more...)

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