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Sean Lounsbury Appears as HAMLET for ADK Shakespeare Company, One Year After Near-Fatal Car Crash
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

ADK Shakes will perform Songs of the Iroquois: Turtle Island, Hamlet, and Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead for students and for the public from September 27 through October 16. In addition to these performances, the Company is also hosting a conference on Hamlet and Mental Health at Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake October 14-16. Additional venues include the Saratoga City Music Hall, Saratoga Arts Center, Tannery Pond Community Center, Charles R. Wood Theater, Seagle Music Colony, and Whallonsburg Grange Hall. More details can be found on the Company's website: www.adkshakes.org. Email the company for more information at info@adkshakes.org. Tickets are available through presenting venues, or online at adkshakes.ticketleap.com. (more...)

Baltimore Shakespeare Company Presents THE COMPLETE DEATHS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE—THE REMOUNT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2016

The Baltimore Shakespeare Factory (BSF) and Cohesion Theatre Company are producing a repeat performance of their original play, The Complete Deaths of William Shakespeare, written by Alice Stanley, Founding Artistic Producer of Cohesion Theatre and directed by Tom Delise, Founding Artistic Director of BSF. (more...)

BWW Review: Olivier Award Winner Chukwudi Iwuji Stars In Mobile Unit's Contemporary-Minded HAMLET
by Michael Dale - Sep 23, 2016

As part of The Public's dedication to community outreach, the Mobile Unit was created to bring high-quality productions of Shakespeare plays to people in prisons, shelters and community centers throughout the New York area. (more...)

Simon Keenlyside Stars in His First Met Performances of the Title Role in Mozart's DON GIOVANNI
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads the opening performances of Mozart's Don Giovanni, starring Simon Keenlyside in his first Met performances of the title role, which he has sung to acclaim with numerous leading opera houses. The principal cast, all of whom are making Met role debuts, also includes Hibla Gerzmava as Donna Anna, Malin Bystromas Donna Elvira, Serena Malfi as Zerlina, Paul Appleby as Don Ottavio, Adam Plachetka as Leporello, Matthew Rose as Masetto, andKwangchul Youn as the Commendatore. The October 22 matinee, with this cast, will be transmitted worldwide as part of the 11th season of the Met's Live in HD series, which now reaches more than 2,000 movie theaters in 70 countries around the world. (more...)

Bedlam's SENSE & SENSIBILITY Plays 200th Performance Off-Broadway at the Gym at Judson
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

BEDLAM's (Eric Tucker, Artistic Director; Kimberly Pau Boston, Managing Director) sold-out, award-winning and critically acclaimed production of SENSE & SENSIBILITY played its 200th performance on Wednesday, September 21, 2016. (more...)

Jeremy Irvine Joins Golden Globe Winners and Oscar Nominees Ed Harris and Amy Madigan in BURIED CHILD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

One of the finest actors of his generation, Jeremy Irvine (Steven Spielberg's War Horse, The Railway Man, Now is Good and forthcoming films Fallen, Billionaire Boys Club, and This Beautiful Fantastic) will make his West End debut in Sam Shepard's Pulitzer & Obie prize winning play, Buried Child. (more...)

Photo Flash: MOBILE UNIT's HAMLET Celebrates Opening Night at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The Public Theater presents MOBILE UNIT'S Hamlet, directed by Patricia McGregor. The sit-down run of Hamlet follows a free three-week tour to the five boroughs bringing Shakespeare to audiences who have limited or no access to the arts. The Shakespeare classic will run in The Public Theater's Shiva Theater through Sunday, October 9. The show celebrated its official press opening last night, September 22, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/22/2016 - LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, Betty Buckley and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 22, 2016

Today's big news: Jake Epstein returns to BEAUTIFUL, Roundabout's LOVE, LOVE, LOVE starts previews, I LIKE IT LIKE THAT, starring Tito Nieves, bows Off-Broadway, Mobile Unit's Hamlet opens at the Public, and Betty Buckley brings STORY SONGS to Joe's Pub! (more...)

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...)

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Presents Shakespeare's Most Notorious King
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will be available through the month of October when The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, in partnership with Drew University, presents a "double-bill" experience for students and adults. From October 6th - 30th, a single copy of the original First Folio, one of the world's most valuable, rare and influential books will be on public display at Drew University's Mead Hall. The renowned Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C. launched an historic tour of the book in early 2016 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. (more...)

Hartford Stage Announces Cast and Creative Team For August Wilson's THE PIANO LESSON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts announced today the cast and creative team for August Wilson's The Piano Lesson, directed by Jade King Carroll, who helmed our critically-acclaimed production of Having Our Say: The Delaney Sisters' First 100 Years last spring. (more...)

New Documentary FACING DARKNESS Coming to U.S. Theaters for One Night Only Next March
by Movies News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

The world watched helplessly as the Ebola virus consumed West Africa in the Spring of 2014; international Christian relief organization Samaritan's Purse stepped forward to help. Now “Facing Darkness” shares the moving story of how relief teams relied on their faith and courage to battle this deadly disease. (more...)

New Details on NYC Bombings & More Set for Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEEN
by TV News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

The award-winning series MetroFocus premieres new episodes in the New York and tri-state region weeknights at 5 p.m. on WLIW21, 5:30 p.m. on NJTV and 6 p.m. on THIRTEEN. All episodes are available at metrofocus.org following the broadcast. (more...)

L.I.P. Service Theatre Company to Stage THE ELEPHANT MAN This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

L.I.P. Service presents Bernard Pomerance's THE ELEPHANT MAN (with original cello composition by Josh Bradford), directed by Shawn Gann and starring Jason Leyva, Pat Watson, and Sara Lovett, with *Bert Pigg and Chris Messersmith. (more...)

Exclusive: Angela Lansbury Reveals She Won't Return to Broadway in THE CHALK GARDEN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

In a new interview this morning when asked about her planned Broadway return in THE CHALK GARDEN, Angela Lansbury told BroadwayWorld.com's Richard Ridge exclusively that 'I have decided against coming back to Broadway.' (more...)

Shakespeare in the Square to Stage CORIOLANUS: FROM MAN TO DRAGON This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Shakespeare in the Square will present Coriolanus: From Man to Dragon - the debut production from the Combative Theatre Co. - for a limited engagement from November 4 to 20. (more...)

Bootleg Theater Presents the Second Show of its 2016-2017 Season, THE STAND-IN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

BOOTLEG THEATER is thrilled to announce the second show of its 2016-2017 season, THE STAND- IN, written by Alicia Adams & Peter Monro and directed by Patrick Murphy. THE STAND- IN will begin previews on Thursday, October 13 at 7pm; will open on Saturday, October 15 at 7pm and run through Saturday, November 5 at the Bootleg Theater, 2220 Beverly Blvd. in Los Angeles. (more...)

Casting Complete for PARTY PEOPLE at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the New York Premiere of PARTY PEOPLE by UNIVERSES (Steven Sapp, Mildred Ruiz-Sapp, and William Ruiz a.k.a Ninja. Developed and directed by Liesl Tommy with choreography by Millicent Johnnie, PARTY PEOPLE begins performances on Tuesday, November 1 and runs through Sunday, December 4, with an official press opening on Tuesday, November 15. (more...)

Jason Kravits Brings His Improvised Cabaret OFF THE TOP Back to the Duplex This Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Who makes up an entire cabaret show on the spot? Actor-writer-musical improviser Jason Kravits does. Perhaps you've seen him die in a hail of bullets recently on Major Crimes, or play inept lawyer Gary Dubbin again this season on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, or on Curb Your Enthusiasm or Madam Secretary. (more...)

RILEY CARTER MILLINGTON, Best Known for Eastenders, Heads the Cast of SAFE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

SAFE is a powerful new verbatim theatre piece featuring Riley Carter Millington, who was, as Kyle Slater in EastEnders, the first transgender actor to play a long-running trans role in a British soap. SAFE will be London Theatre Workshop's first show in its new home in Leadenhall Market. (more...)

Michael Cumpsty and Dee Hoty to Star in Two River Theater's THE LION IN WINTER; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces the cast and creative team for its production of James Goldman's The Lion in Winter, directed by Tyne Rafaeli. (more...)

Made in Colchester Announces their Casting for MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Mercury Theatre Colchester has announced the casting line-up for their Made in Colchester production of Shakespeare's comic battle of the sexes, Much Ado About Nothing. This saucy new production of the romantic comedy will be set in a modern-day garrison town and plays from Friday 30 September until Saturday 15 October.   (more...)

Cast Set for Alley Theatre's 70th Season Opener A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Gregory Boyd, Artistic Director of the Alley Theatre, has announced the cast and creative team of the Hubbard Theatre season opener, William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.   (more...)

PLENTY, Starring Rachel Weisz, Extends at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that PLENTY, written by David Hare, will extend two weeks through Sunday, November 20. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 18, 2016
by - Sep 18, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 18 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 9/17/2016
by - Sep 17, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 9/17/2016. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 17, 2016
by - Sep 17, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 17 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Cenango River Theatre Presents TAKING SIDES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2016

Presented for the first time in the Southern Tier, Chenango River Theatre's final show of their 10th season features the regional premiere of Taking Sides, a provocative 1995 Holocaust drama written by Ronald Harwood (Academy-Award winning writer ofThe Pianist and The Dresser).  Set in the ruins of post-war Berlin and loosely based onworld famous German conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler's own diaries, this provocative drama explores Furtwangler's possible complicity in Nazi war crimes. (more...)

Cincinnati Symphony Continues PELLEAS TRILOGY with James Darrah
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and Music Director Louis Langree are pleased to announce details of the second installment of a three-year exploration of Maurice Maeterlinck's 1893 symbolist play, Pelleas et Melisande, a collaboration with director, production designer and visual artist James Darrah. This artistic undertaking utilizes groundbreaking visual elements, complementing orchestral works by Schoenberg, Faure and Debussy, performed by the CSO. (more...)

Belgrade Theatre Celebrates Black History Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Throughout October, Coventry's Belgrade Theatre will be proudly supporting Black History Month with an exciting programme of events including talks, workshops, a photography exhibition and a concert celebrating the diversity of Coventry's communities. (more...)

Cathy Hunt Announces Stellar Cast for INVISIBLE CIRCUS and Releases New Imagery
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The eagerly-awaited announcement of Cathy Hunt's cast for the upcoming production of Jessica Tuckwell's Tiny Remarkable Beamble is finally here! Hunt has put together an incredible ensemble of local talent including Sydney Theatre award winner Thomas Campbell (Dowton Abbey, Misterman Siren Theatre Co., Hamlet Belvoir Theatre Co.), the astounding Michael Whalley (You're a Good Man Charlie Brown Hayes Theatre, The Principle Ch9, Love Child Ch9) and Catherine Terracini who has recently starred in the cult hit Wyrmood in addition to her extensive theatre, film and television resume. The trio are thrilled to be cast by Hunt for Tuckwell's wonderful Tiny Remarkable Bramble for the Invisible Circus season curated by acclaimed director Kate Gaul playing at KXT this November. (more...)

WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING Continues The Wilma Theater's 2016/17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Andrew Bovell's When the Rain Stops Falling continues the Wilma Theater's 2016-17 season. A fish falls from the sky in the year 2039. A man named Gabriel prepares to meet his adult son after being estranged for twenty years. He wonders why his son is coming and what he wants: to know who he is? Where he comes from? Where he belongs? Gabriel knows nothing; his own past escapes him. As the story of Gabriel's family unfolds onstage, his ancestors come alive around him to fill in the gaps. With its web of intricately overlapping connections, When the Rain Stops Falling follows four generations of a family from 1959 to 2039, and from London to Australia. As this family and their world evolve over time, one question remains: in the face of climate change, can we break our habits and change the way we live? (more...)

Naomi Wallace's ONE FLEA SPARE Gets 20th Anniversary Run Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company will present the 20th year anniversary production of 'One Flea Spare' by Naomi Wallace, directed by Caitlin McLeod, Off-Broadway October 16 to November 13 at Sheen Center, 18 Bleecker Street. The production will feature Broadway vets Concetta Tomei, Gordon Joseph Weiss and Remy Zaken. (more...)

BWW Profile: Benedict Cumberbatch Emmy-Nominated Star of Stage and Screen
by Matt Tamanini - Sep 15, 2016

Though only 38 years old, British actor Benedict Cumberbatch has already amassed an impressive list of credits on stage, on television, and on the big screen. Though he has yet to grace a Broadway stage, I have a feeling that that is just an eventuality as his popularity continues to skyrocket on this side of the Atlantic. Today we are taking a look at his career from the British stage in 'Hedda Gabler,' 'After the Dance,' and 'Frankenstein' to his work on film in '12 Years a Slave,' 'August: Osage County,' and 'Star Trek: Into Darkness,' to his iconic work on TV as the 'high-functioning sociopath' titular character on the BBC's 'Sherlock,' for which he is nominated a second time, in addition to his 2013 nomination for HBO's 'Parade's End.' (more...)

New Repertory Theatre Presents GOOD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

New Repertory Theatre presents Good by C.P. Taylor, co-presented with Boston Center for American Performance, October 8-30, 2016 in the Charles Mosesian Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. Tickets are $30-$59 and may be purchased by calling the New Rep Box Office at 617-923-8487 or visiting newrep.org. Student, senior, and group discounts are available. Subscription packages that include Good are also available. (more...)

CSO's Groundbreaking Pelléas Trilogy Continues with Part II: Water
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and Music Director Louis Langree are pleased to announce details of the second installment of a three-year exploration of Maurice Maeterlinck's 1893 symbolist play, Pelleas et Melisande, a collaboration with director, production designer and visual artist James Darrah, one of the edgiest names in music and opera today. This artistic undertaking utilizes groundbreaking visual elements, complementing orchestral works by Schoenberg, Faure and Debussy, performed by the CSO. (more...)

Secret Theatre Returns to East London
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Secret Studio Lab returns after sold out immersive productions of SE7EN in Hong Kong and a secret Tarantino Adaptation this summer in London, both adapted and directed by Richard Crawford. (more...)

Conductor Fabien Gabel Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Recognized internationally as one of the star conductors of the new generation, Fabien Gabel kicked off an exciting 2016/17 season and fifth year as Music Director of the Quebec Symphony Orchestra last night with a performance including Berlin Philharmonic concertmaster Daishin Kashimoto. (more...)

Rose Theatre, Kingston Announces Full Cast for Arthur Miller's Masterpiece, ALL MY SONS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Rose Theatre Kingston today announced the full company for its new production of Arthur Miller's All My Sons. Award-winning Michael Rudman directs David Horovitch as Joe Keller and Penny Downie as Kate Keller with Alex Waldmann (Chris Keller), Grace Carter (Lydia Lubey), Edward Harrison (George Deever), William Meredith (Frank Lubey), Alison Pargeter (Sue Bayliss), David Partridge (Jim Bayliss) and Francesca Zoutewelle (Ann Deever). The production opens on 2 November, with previews from 28 October, and runs until 19 November. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for Seattle Rep's A RAISIN IN THE SUN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Seattle Repertory Theatre today announced the full ensemble cast of its season opening production, A Raisin in the Sun, a classic Lorraine Hansberry's drama, directed by Timothy McCuen Piggee. (more...)

ALIEN: A PUPPET SHOW Comes to A Phoenix Stage This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Alien: A Puppet Show is a ruckus rip-off of Ridley Scott's space thriller… with puppets. All Puppet Players bring their outlandish brand of humor, puppetry and downright disrespect to the legendary franchise to bring you an exciting, scary and hilarious homage to the doomed Nostromo crew. (more...)

1st Open Central Asia International Festival to Offer Melting Pot of Culture, Language & Art
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

In October, central London locations will play host to a variety of events celebrating Central Asian arts - work from Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan in the 1st Open Central Asia International Festival, running October 5 - 19, 2016. (more...)

A TASTE OF HONEY Revival Extends Through October 30 Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

In response to popular demand, The Pearl Theatre Company extends Shelagh Delaney's A Taste of Honey to October 30. Directed by Austin Pendleton, this production marks the play's first New York revival in 35 years. (more...)

Celebrate Shakespeare at the National Theatre - Free App for iPad and iPhone!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

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Jody Christopherson Joins THE OTHER MOZART Off-Broadway This Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

The Other Mozart (Drama Desk and Off Broadway Alliance award-nominated and New York Innovative Theatre award-winning) returns to Off Broadway this season. (more...)

MAMMA MIA!'s Longtime Broadway Home to Host Memorial for Wardrobe Supervisor Irene Bunis
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Family, friends and the Broadway community will come together to celebrate the life of beloved wardrobe supervisor Irene Bunis on Monday, September 26 at 3:00pm at The Winter Garden Theatre (1634 Broadway), longtime home of Broadway's hit musical MAMMA MIA!, which Irene kept vibrantly befitted in spandex and platform boots for fourteen years. (more...)

WORLD BALLET DAY Gets Facebook!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

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Baltimore Symphonic Band to Launch 'Year of Shakespeare' at CCBC Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Baltimore Symphonic Band, under the direction of Christopher Wolfe, will kick off CCBC Performing Arts' 'A Year of Shakespeare' with a concert of music inspired by literature, including selections including Tchaikovsky's 'Romeo and Juliet.' (more...)

OSF Offers $10 Community Rush Discount
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is offering discounted $10 rush tickets for 12 performances to benefit ACCESS and theAshland Emergency Food Bank. Those wishing to participate are asked to bring at least one non-perishable food item for each $10 ticket purchased. Patrons may also make a cash donation to receive this special rush price. (more...)

NJ Rep to Offer Playwriting and Acting Classes at West End
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

? New Jersey Repertory Company is proud to announce playwriting and acting classes this fall in the new West End Performing Arts Center. (more...)

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