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BWW's On This Day - July 31, 2015BWW's On This Day - July 31, 2015
by - Jul 31, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 31 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/31/2015 - SPAMALOT at the Bowl, DESCENDANTS and More!WAKE UP with BWW 7/31/2015 - SPAMALOT at the Bowl, DESCENDANTS and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 31, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: A starry SPAMALOT opens at the Hollywood Bowl and more! (more...)

Christopher Shinn's AN OPENING IN TIME to Premiere at Hartford Stage This FallChristopher Shinn's AN OPENING IN TIME to Premiere at Hartford Stage This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Hartford Stage presents the world premiere of An Opening in Time by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Connecticut native Christopher Shinn, with direction by Oliver Butler of The Debate Society, from September 17 through October 11, 2015. An Opening in Time's central Connecticut setting is inspired by Shinn's hometown of Wethersfield. (more...)

BWW Previews: Edwin Booth's Legacy Englightens Angela Iannone's World Premiere Staged By Theatre REDBWW Previews: Edwin Booth's Legacy Englightens Angela Iannone's World Premiere Staged By Theatre RED
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Jul 31, 2015

While most people recognize the infamous name of President Lincoln's assasin John Wilkes Booth, who might be familiar with his brother's name, Edwin Booth? Acclaimed and award-winning Milwaukee actor Angela Iannone collaborates with Theatre RED and brings Edwin Booth out from his brother's tarnished reputation. Her World Premiere play incorporates further details regarding Booth's life in The Seeds of Banquo, and opens this August as the fourth selection in her Edwin Booth Cycle of Plays. (more...)

Holland Taylor, Rachel Dratch & Glenn Fitzgerald Join Cast of MTC's RIPCORDHolland Taylor, Rachel Dratch & Glenn Fitzgerald Join Cast of MTC's RIPCORD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) just announced Rachel Dratch (Love's Labour's Lost, "Saturday Night Live"), Glenn Fitzgerald (Hamlet, The Sixth Sense), and Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Holland Taylor (Ann, "Two and a Half Men") will join Drama Desk Award winner Marylouise Burke in the cast ofManhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Ripcord, the new comedy by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by Tony and Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 30, 2015BWW's On This Day - July 30, 2015
by - Jul 30, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 30 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Benedict Cumberbatch-Led HAMLET Eyeing West End, Stateside Runs?Benedict Cumberbatch-Led HAMLET Eyeing West End, Stateside Runs?
by Jessica Khan - Jul 30, 2015

Lyndsey Turner's production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role, will begin performances at the Barbican Theatre next month. But with hundreds of fans traveling from across the globe to see the SHERLOCK actor take on the Bard for measly 12-week run, the only thing theatergoers want to know is -- will the show transfer, to where, and when? (more...)

2015 Imaginary Forces Ensemble of SA@S to Stage TWELFTH NIGHT, HENRY V Next Month2015 Imaginary Forces Ensemble of SA@S to Stage TWELFTH NIGHT, HENRY V Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Young members of the 2015 Imaginary Forces Ensemble of Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford (SA@S) will perform their adaptations of Twelfth Night and Henry the Fifth from August 1 to August 9 on the grounds of the American Shakespeare Festival Theater in Stratford. The performances mark the culmination of the theater training program's second season. Admission is free. (more...)

Broadway's James Snyder & Wife Welcome Baby Girl!Broadway's James Snyder & Wife Welcome Baby Girl!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Broadway's James Synder, just coming off of the world premiere of EVER AFTER at Paper Mill Playhouse, and wife, have welcomed a new baby girl! (more...)

Sonia Friedman Promises 'Timeless', 'Rock-and-Roll' HAMLET With Benedict CumberbatchSonia Friedman Promises 'Timeless', 'Rock-and-Roll' HAMLET With Benedict Cumberbatch
by Jessica Khan - Jul 29, 2015

Lyndsey Turner's production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role, will begin performances at the Barbican Theatre next month. And Producer Sonia Friedman is being tight-lipped about what Cumberbatch groupies, many of whom are unfamiliar with the Bard, will see in London. (more...)

Rubicon's Musical Theatre Intensive to Present WEST SIDE STORY with 21-Piece Orchestra Next MonthRubicon's Musical Theatre Intensive to Present WEST SIDE STORY with 21-Piece Orchestra Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Rubicon Theatre, a not-for-profit professional regional theatre company in Ventura, California, announces its production of WEST SIDE STORY (Book by ARTHUR LAURENTS, Music by LEONARD BERNSTEIN, Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM), to be performed by the students of the Education Department's MUSICAL THEATRE INTENSIVE, featuring at twenty-one piece orchestra conducted by DANIEL NEWMAN-LESSLER. This production is directed by BRIAN McDONALD, Musical Direction by MIRIAM ARICHEA and choreography is by CAROLANNE MARANO. Set and lights are designed by David King. Production Manager is Jessie Vacchiano, Stage Manager is Jon Stover. (more...)

Vintage & Anchor Books Announce New August PublicationsVintage & Anchor Books Announce New August Publications
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

AUGUST PAPERBACK ORIGINALS. . . THUG NOTES: A Street-Smart Guide to Classic Literature by Sparky Sweets, PhD (Vintage • 304 pages • On Sale: 8/18/15 • Price: $14.95 • ISBN: 9781101873045).Sparky Sweets, PhD. and Wisecrack proudly present this outrageously funny, ultra-sharp guide to literature based on the hit online series, Thug Notes. Inside, you'll find hilarious plot breakdowns and masterful analyses of sixteen of literature's most beloved classics, including: The Catcher in the Rye, To Kill A Mockingbird, Pride & Prejudice, The Color Purple, Hamlet, Things Fall Apart, and more! Thug Notes has been featured on BET, PBS, and NPR and has been used in hundreds of classrooms around the world. Whether you're a student, teacher, or straight-up literary gangster like Dr. Sweets, THUG NOTES has got you covered. You'll certainly never look at literature the same way again. PUBLICIST: David Archer • 212-572-2331 • darcher@penguinrandomhouse.com (more...)

BWW Interviews: Book Writer Christian Struppeck About New Collaboration with Stephen Schwartz in Vienna - EMANUEL & ELEONOREBWW Interviews: Book Writer Christian Struppeck About New Collaboration with Stephen Schwartz in Vienna - EMANUEL & ELEONORE
by Iris Moebius - Jul 29, 2015

Internationally renowned, Oscar- Grammy- and Golden Globe winning composer Stephen Schwartz is currently developing a brand new musical that is set to premier in the fall of 2016 in Vienna. The project is a collaboration with Christian Struppeck, artistic director of the Vereinigte Buhnen Wien (VBW), who is also writing the book for the show, and british star-director Trevor Nunn. The musical is centered on the live of the theater couple Emanuel and Eleonore Schikaneder, who were some of the most influencial people in the opera and theater world in the 18th Century Vienna, and the creation of one of the most famous opera pieces in history, The Magic Flute. The production is produced in-house by the VBW and I recently had the opportunty to spreak to book writer and artistic director Christian Struppeck about this exciting new musical and the international cooperation with Stephen Schwartz and Trevor Nunn. (more...)

VIOLET, THE FANTASTICKS & More Set for Kelsey Theatre's 2015-16 SeasonVIOLET, THE FANTASTICKS & More Set for Kelsey Theatre's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

The 2015-2016 season at Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre promises to be one of adventures that span history and continents!  Nineteen full-length dramas and musical productions come to the Kelsey stage, along with eight shows offered through the Kelsey Kids Series.   "Little Women - The Musical" (Pierrot Productions) kicks off the season Sept. 11 to 20. (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre to Present MISALLIANCE, 8/5-30The Shakespeare Theatre to Present MISALLIANCE, 8/5-30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey will present George Bernard Shaw's comedy Misalliance, directed by Artistic Associate/Casting Director Stephen Brown-Fried. Performances begin Wednesday, August 5th and continue through Sunday, August 30th at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue (at Lancaster Road) in Madison. Individual tickets and subscriptions can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or by visiting ShakespeareNJ.org. (more...)

Broadway's Frankie Grande is 'Totally Down' to Be First Gay BACHELOR!Broadway's Frankie Grande is 'Totally Down' to Be First Gay BACHELOR!
by TV News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Frankie Grande may not be a huge fan of ABC's THE BACHELOR franchise, but he won't dismiss the idea of becoming the star of the show's next installment if the opportunity presented itself. (more...)

Metta Theatre to Stage World Premiere of MOUTHFULMetta Theatre to Stage World Premiere of MOUTHFUL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Metta Theatre today announces the world premiere of Mouthful, the centrepiece of their 10th anniversary celebrations. Mouthful is a darkly comic and at times heartbreaking response to the global food crisis through six brand new plays from six of the world's leading dramatists - Lydia Adetunji, Bola Agbaje, Clare Bayley, Inua Ellams, Neil LaBute and Pedro Miguel Rozo. The playwrights, with support from a Wellcome Trust Arts Award, have teamed up with six world-renowned scientists - Professors Tim Benton, Kamal Bawa, Suzanne Filteau, Ilkka Hanski, Molly Jahn and Tim Lang to collaborate on this politically provocative and theatrically imaginative production. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 27, 2015BWW's On This Day - July 27, 2015
by - Jul 27, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 27 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Emily Donahoe, Andrew Garman & More Will Star in Playwrights Horizons' THE CHRISTIANSEmily Donahoe, Andrew Garman & More Will Star in Playwrights Horizons' THE CHRISTIANS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

Playwrights Horizons and Center Theatre Group have announced casting for THE CHRISTIANS, the New York premiere of a new play by Lucas Hnath (A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney, Isaac's Eye, Death Tax).  Directed by Obie Award winner Les Waters (Doris to Darlene at PH; the recent 10 Out of 12; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; Big Love; eurydice), the play is the opening production of the theater company's 2015/2016 Season.  (more...)

Will Attenborough, Patrick Kennedy & More Will Join Nicole Kidman in PHOTOGRAPH 51Will Attenborough, Patrick Kennedy & More Will Join Nicole Kidman in PHOTOGRAPH 51
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

The Michael Grandage Company today announces the full company for the UK premiere of Anna Ziegler's Photograph 51. Nicole Kidman who leads the company as Rosalind Franklin is joined by Will Attenborough (James Watson), Edward Bennett (Francis Crick), Stephen Campbell Moore (Maurice Wilkins), Patrick Kennedy (Don Caspar) and Joshua Silver (Ray Gosling). Photograph 51 opens at the Noel Coward Theatre on 14 September, with previews from 5 September, and runs until 21 November. (more...)

Karen Pittman and More Lead KING LIZ, Opening Tonight at Second Stage UptownKaren Pittman and More Lead KING LIZ, Opening Tonight at Second Stage Uptown
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

Second Stage Theatre continues the 2015 Uptown Series with the World Premiere of King Liz, written by Fernanda Coppel (Chimichangas and Zoloft) and directed by Lisa Peterson. King Liz will feature MICHAEL CULLEN, JEREMIE HARRIS, RUSSELL G. JONES, CAROLINE LAGERFELT, IRENE SOFIA LUCIO, and KAREN PITTMAN. Previews began Monday, July 13th, for opening night tonight, July 27th, 2015. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 26, 2015BWW's On This Day - July 26, 2015
by - Jul 26, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 26 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 26Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 26
by Audition Roundup - Jul 26, 2015

Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 26, 2015. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 25, 2015BWW's On This Day - July 25, 2015
by - Jul 25, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 25 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: The Bard in the Berkshires! Go Inside the 2015 Season of Shakespeare & CompanyBWW TV Exclusive: The Bard in the Berkshires! Go Inside the 2015 Season of Shakespeare & Company
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 25, 2015

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge recently stopped by the theatre company in the beautiful Berkshires to chat with some Shakespeare & Company insiders for a scoop on the summer season. Below, check out interviews with Kelley Curran, John Douglas Thompson, and Tina Packer, as well as sneak peeks of Mother of the Maid and Henry V! (more...)

Photo Flash: Patrick Stewart Performs at Montreal's JUST FOR LAUGHSPhoto Flash: Patrick Stewart Performs at Montreal's JUST FOR LAUGHS
by Racheal McCaig - Jul 24, 2015

Patrick Stewart graced the stage of the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal this week, and BroadwayWorld's Racheal McCaig was on hand to snap these exclusive photos! Check them out below. Tony nominee Stewart, known to many as Star Trek's 'Captain Jean-Luc Picard', has graced the New York stage in A Life in the Theatre, Macbeth, The Caretaker, A Christmas Carol, The Ride Down Mt. Morgan, The Tempest, A Christmas Carol and A Midsummer Night's Dream. After a start with the RSC, Stewart went on to appear in West End productions of Antony and Cleopatra, Macbeth, Hamlet and many more. (more...)

EAST END BOYS, WEST END GIRLS Cast AnnouncedEAST END BOYS, WEST END GIRLS Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

Following the sell-­out success of Pandora's Box, Spora Stories returns with the premiere of their brand new play, East End Boys, West End Girls?, ?touring London this summer. (more...)

Sheffield Theatres Sets Cast of ROMEO & JULIETSheffield Theatres Sets Cast of ROMEO & JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

Artistic Director Daniel Evans today announces the full company for Jonathan Humphreysproduction of William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet. Humphreys directs Scott Arthur (Benvolio), Charlie Bate (Pastor), Morfydd Clark (Juliet), Joanna Croll (Lady Montague/Sister), Freddie Fox (Romeo), Michael Hodgson (Capulet), Jonny Holden (Tybalt), Hugh John (The Prince), Robin Kingsland (Montague), Andrew Leung (Paris/Abram), Rachel Lumberg (The Nurse), Simon Manyonder (Mercutio),Shaun Mason (Sampson/Capitan), Joshua Miles (Peter/Gregory/Balthasar) and Natalie Thomas (Lady Capulet). The production opens on 23 September, with previews from 17 September, and runs until 17 October. (more...)

Cohesion Theatre Company Sets Second SeasonCohesion Theatre Company Sets Second Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

Fresh off the successes of their Inaugural Season, including ParityFest, a city-wide festival of new play readings by female playwrights running through August 9, Cohesion Theatre Company announces Season Two, which will include four main stage productions, and a season-long workshop series. Cohesion will be working closely with new and emerging playwrights on world premiere works, and expanding its collaborative mission by working in partnership with local companies like Iron Crow Theatre and Baltimore Shakespeare Factory. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater Sets 2015-16 'All The World's A Stage' ClassesOrlando Shakespeare Theater Sets 2015-16 'All The World's A Stage' Classes
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF is proud to announce its lineup of educational youth classes available this Fall 2015, Winter 2016, and Spring 2016. Each of the Theater's All the World's a Stage classes focus on skill sets that benefit students in everyday life, as well as on stage. (more...)

Brian Cox & Brian Murphy to Talk Shakespeare at Mirror Repertory Company, 7/26Brian Cox & Brian Murphy to Talk Shakespeare at Mirror Repertory Company, 7/26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

The Tony-nominated Mirror Repertory Company - whose founders and early supporters include the late actresses Eva Le Gallienne and Geraldine Page along with Paul Newman, Dustin Hoffman and Al Pacino - will present its 10th annual summer season with the Greensboro Arts Alliance in Greensboro, Vermont, with a repertory of 4 plays and musicals in alternating repertory July 23-August 24 , it has been announced by Sabra Jones, the company's artistic director. (more...)

MR. BURNS: A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY and More Set for Mary Moody Northen Theatre's 2015-16 SeasonMR. BURNS: A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY and More Set for Mary Moody Northen Theatre's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Mary Moody Northen Theatre, the award-winning producing arm of the St. Edward's University theatre training program, announces its 2015-2016 season, featuring four plays ranging from classic to contemporary. Join us for our 43rd annual season and share in the fun and excitement at the theatre on the hill! (more...)

NORTHERN SOUL to Hit Theaters This FallNORTHERN SOUL to Hit Theaters This Fall
by Movies News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Freestyle Releasing and Freestyle Digital Media (FDM) announced today that they have acquired US theatrical, VOD and DVD rights to the gritty and soul music-packed NORTHERN SOUL. (more...)

Directors Set for Sundance Institute | LUMA Foundation Theatre Directors RetreatDirectors Set for Sundance Institute | LUMA Foundation Theatre Directors Retreat
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Six theatre directors will participate in the third Sundance Institute | LUMA Foundation Theatre Directors Retreat in Arles, France, July 31 through August 12. The Retreat is part of the Institute's year-round work with the theatre community and is one of 24 residency Labs the Institute hosts each year for independent artists in theatre, film, new media and episodic content. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 23, 2015BWW's On This Day - July 23, 2015
by - Jul 23, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Riant Theatre to Honor Director Liesl Tommy & Former NBC Entertainment VP Peter Anthony AndrewsRiant Theatre to Honor Director Liesl Tommy & Former NBC Entertainment VP Peter Anthony Andrews
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

 The Riant Theatre will kick off the  Strawberry One-Act Festival with a launch party and reception  presenting Pioneer of the Arts Awards honoring  Liesl Tommy, Obie winning director from South Africa, and Peter Anthony Andrews, the first African American TV network entertainment vice president, on Sunday, July 26 at the Poet's Den Theatre, 309 East 108th Street from 3:00pm - 7:00pm.  Tickets for the event are $50. (more...)

Tottenham Summer Sets The Royal Court Theatre LineupTottenham Summer Sets The Royal Court Theatre Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

TOTTENHAM'S OWN is a celebration of work made by the local community and will include workshops and performance nights for home grown talent in the Tottenham area. (more...)

BWW Reviews: TUNA DOES VEGAS at Gaslight Dinner TheatreBWW Reviews: TUNA DOES VEGAS at Gaslight Dinner Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 22, 2015

Here's some unsolicited career advice for those of you who might be considering relocating to Tuna, the third smallest town in Texas:  Tunanians - or Tunaites or however they refer to themselves - are sorely in need of a good beauty operator to help them keep their unruly wigs in shipshape, Bristol fashion. What with all the civic events, out-of-town trips and local affairs, every woman in Tuna should want their coiffures to be dazzling creations of the beauticians' trade. (more...)

THE GOD GAFFE to Receive World Premiere at FringeNYCTHE GOD GAFFE to Receive World Premiere at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

THE GOD GAFFE, a new play by John William Schiffbauer, will make its world premiere in the 2015 New York International Fringe Festival. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 22, 2015BWW's On This Day - July 22, 2015
by - Jul 22, 2015

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

Full Company Announced for Rose Theatre Kingston's THE WARS OF THE ROSESFull Company Announced for Rose Theatre Kingston's THE WARS OF THE ROSES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Rose Theatre Kingston today announces the full company for The Wars of the Roses. Trevor Nunn will direct Oscar Batterham (John Talbot/Son who killed his father), Freddy Carter (company), Kare Conradi (Dauphin/Edward IV), Oliver Cotton (Winchester/Clifford/Hastings), Jim Creighton (Burgandy/Simpcox/Stafford/Father who killed his son/Ely), Imogen Daines (Joan of Arc/Lady Bona/Lady Anne), Harry Egan (company), Alexandra Gilbreath (Eleanor, Duchess of Gloucester/Elizabeth), Alexander Hanson (Richard, Duke of York/Buckingham), Rufus Hound (Bedford/Bolingbroke/Jack Cade/Rivers), James de Lauch Hay (company), Geoff Leesley (Exeter/Mortimer/Lord Mayor/Lt of the Tower), Owen Oakeshott (Somerset/Ratcliff), Joely Richardson (Margaret), Robert Sheehan (Alencon/Richard III), James Simmons (Talbot/John Hume/Norfolk/First Murderer), Laurence Spellman (Bastard of Orleans/Young Clifford/Richmond/Second Murderer), Susan Tracy (Margery Jourdain/Duchess of York), Alex Waldmann (Henry VI/Tyrrel), Timothy Walker (Warwick/Catesby), Andrew Woodall (Gloucester/Iden/Derby) and Michael Xavier (Suffolk/George of Clarence). (more...)

White Heron Theatre Co. to Present GRAVEDIGGER'S TALE ON NANTUCKETWhite Heron Theatre Co. to Present GRAVEDIGGER'S TALE ON NANTUCKET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

The White Heron Theatre Company announces a one-of-a-kind pop-up theatre experience with the opening ofGravedigger's Tale, a new, interactive, one-man play conceived and directed by Robert Richmond and produced in tandem with the Folger Theatre.  (more...)

BWW Reviews: See, Reader, See DIE, MOMMIE, DIE at 2nd StoryBWW Reviews: See, Reader, See DIE, MOMMIE, DIE at 2nd Story
by Larry O'Brien - Jul 21, 2015

According to Artistic Director Ed Shea, the two most frequently produced playwrights at 2nd Story Theatre are Moliere and Charles Busch: apparently these people like to laugh. The current offering from Busch is the outrageous DIE, MOMMIE, DIE, which is running in rep with I HATE Hamlet thru August 28. Charles Busch is shameless enough to write plays in which he can play the leading lady. He does not hold back-this is campy, frankly sexual, insightful, absurd and hilarious. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 21, 2015BWW's On This Day - July 21, 2015
by - Jul 21, 2015

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

An Evening of Plays Based on Tennessee Williams Stories Set for at 59E59 TheatersAn Evening of Plays Based on Tennessee Williams Stories Set for at 59E59 Theaters
by Nora Dominick - Jul 21, 2015

59E59 Theaters will welcome The Acting Company to the 2015/2016 5A Season with the US premiere of DESIRE An Evening of Plays Based on Six Stories by Tennessee Williams. Directed by Michael Wilson, DESIRE features new plays written by John Guare, Beth Henley, Marcus Gardley, Rebecca Gilman, David Grimm and Elizabeth Egloff. DESIRE begins performances on Wednesday, September 2 for a limited engagement through Sunday, October 11. Opening Night is Thursday, September 10 at 7 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7 PM; Friday at 8 PM; Saturday at 2 PM & 8 PM; Sunday at 3 PM. Single tickets are $70 ($49 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit www.59e59.org. (more...)

BRIDGET JONES & Theater Star Tom Beard Dies at 50BRIDGET JONES & Theater Star Tom Beard Dies at 50
by Movies News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

According to published reports, Tom Beard, perhaps best known for his role in the film BRIDGET JONES, has passed away at the age of 50. (more...)

Shuler Hensley & More Set for Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival's Reading SeriesShuler Hensley & More Set for Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival's Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival's popular reading series, HVSF2, curated by Christine Scarfuto, will highlight the work of some of America's most celebrated playwrights. Members of the HVSF acting company will be featured in the readings along with several renowned stage and film actors. Readings will take place at The Depot Theatre in Garrison on August 5, 7, 12, and 20. All Readings begin at 7:30pm. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased online at the Depot Theater website http://www.philipstowndepottheatre.org/. (more...)

Georgia Honors Iconic Actor Burt Reynolds with Film Legend AwardGeorgia Honors Iconic Actor Burt Reynolds with Film Legend Award
by Movies News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

The weekend visit to Georgia reunited Reynolds with some very dear long-time friends including Captain Chaos, a fictional superhero from his Cannonball Run movies. (more...)

Cast Set for Sam Shepard's THE LATE HENRY MOSS at Southwark PlayhouseCast Set for Sam Shepard's THE LATE HENRY MOSS at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

Two brothers, Earl and Ray, travel to Bernalillo New Mexico upon the mysterious death of their estranged father, Henry. Over a bottle of bourbon and a box of old photographs, they try to reconcile their very different childhood memories. Earl's version of Henry's death doesn't add up; so Ray determines to find the truth.  As Ray plays detective we encounter Henry's bizarre collection of friends as the story of his last days is uncovered. Family tensions are blown apart as Ray discovers more than he'd bargained for… (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited to Host 'PLAYWRITING: How to Write for Commercial Production,' 8/22Theater Resources Unlimited to Host 'PLAYWRITING: How to Write for Commercial Production,' 8/22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) in association with Diana Amsterdam, presents Practical PLAYWRITING: How to Write for Commercial Production, a one-day intensive on Saturday, August 22, 2015 from 11:00am to 5:30pm at the Desotelle NuBox Theatre, 300 W. 43rd Street, 3rd floor. This is a unique writer's workshop with a happy ending: a chance to pitch your work to a panel of producers, and is part of The TRU Beginnings series of opportunities for works in early development. (more...)

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