Sarah Ruhl's New Play SCENES FROM COURT LIFE to Open Yale Rep's 50th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre, celebrating 50 years of daring artists, bold choices, and adventurous audiences, presents the world premiere of Scenes from Court Life, or the whipping boy and his prince by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Mark Wing-Davey, September 30-October 22 at Yale University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, October 6. (more...)

Adam Langdon Tapped for THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

The National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, the Tony Award-winning new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel, has just revealed casting for its North American tour. (more...)

Alex Lubischer's BOBBIE CLEARLY to Premiere Next Month at Steep Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Steep Theatre will kick off its sixteenth season in September with the world premiere of Alex Lubischer's Bobbie Clearly, directed by Josh Sobel.  (more...)

Actors' Shakespeare Project Opens 13th Season with HAMLET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Actors' Shakespeare Project (ASP) has earned its reputation for performing the works of William Shakespeare with clarity and focus on language, emphasis on the characters' journeys, and a commitment to remain actively itinerant. The 13th season will exemplify ASP's vision for presenting Shakespeare, with productions of Hamlet, THE TEMPEST (Directed by Allyn Burrows; December 1, 2016 - January 8, 2017; Willet Hall at United Parish, Brookline), Christopher Marlowe's EDWARD II (Directed by David R. Gammons; February 22 - March 19, 2017, Charlestown Working Theater), and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (Directed by Patrick Swanson, May 10 - June 4, 2017, Multicultural Arts Center, Cambridge). For more information visit actorsshakespeareproject.org. (more...)

Live-Action PUNCH AND JUDY Gets an Encore Re-Mount!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

The School of Night is pleased as punch to announce the impending remount of its 2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival hit Punch and Judy. (more...)

Kirk Cameron to Present REVIVE US, in Theaters Nationwide This October
by Movies News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

This October, people of faith across America will converge on movie theaters nationwide for a one-of-a-kind, inspirational live-event experience. (more...)

Central Works 2016 Season Concludes with INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

The Central Works 2016 Season closes with Into the Beautiful North, a new play by Karen Zacarias opening Saturday October 15 in the historic Berkeley City Club. This production marks CW's first partnership with the National New Play Network for this Rolling World Premiere. Into the Beautiful North is based on the novel by Pulitzer Prize finalist Luis Alberto Urrea and inspired by the classic Hollywood western The Magnificent Seven. (more...)

THE SOURCE to Launch Route 66 Theatre Company's 9th Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Route 66 Theatre Company has announced its 9th season, featuring two plays at its new resident home, The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. The 2017 season kicks off early spring with the world premiere of Gabe McKinley's psychological drama THE SOURCE, directed by Jason Gerace. (more...)

Pulitzer Finalist MARJORIE PRIME to Launch Central Square Theater's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

The Nora Theatre Company presents Jordan Harrison's Marjorie Prime from September 8 - October 9, 2016. Marjorie Prime is directed by M. Bevin O'Gara. (more...)

LA New Court Theatre Set to Present ATLAS PIT This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Los Angeles New Court Theatre has announced its world premiere production of Atlas Pit or The Garbage Man's Son, a new play by Alex Burkart at Working Stage Theater from September 30 through October 23. Directed by Beth Lopes and featuring original songs by Kyle Acheson, the cast will feature (in alphabetical order) Daniel Braunstein, Michael Chandler, Devereau Chumrau, Herman Johansen, Josey Montana McCoy, and Nancy Stone. Opening is set for Friday, September 30 at 8pm and the strictly limited engagement of 12 performances will run through October 23 only. (more...)

Take Five! Spend Your Tea Break with Kenneth Branagh
by Marianka Swain - Aug 30, 2016

Kenneth Branagh completes his company's first year-long Garrick residency by starring in John Osborne's The Entertainer - once more following in the footsteps of Laurence Olivier. The production is currently in previews, opening to press tonight, and plays until 12 November. It will also be broadcast live to cinemas across the UK and internationally on 27 October. (more...)

MAN IN THE RING to Make World Premiere at the Court Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, presents the World Premiere of Man in the Ring by Michael Cristofer, directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell. (more...)

BREAKING BARD Series to Celebrate Shakespeare on Film at MoMA This October
by Movies News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Four hundred years after the death of William Shakespeare, The Museum of Modern Art will screen 21 films based on his iconic writings in Breaking Bard: Shakespeare on Film, October 12-24 in The Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters. (more...)

PERFECT ARRANGEMENT Launches RTP'S 24th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Richmond Triangle Players' launches its 24th Season of mainstage works with Atlanta playwright Topher Payne's new comedy PERFECT ARRANGEMENT.  The play opens Thursday, September 29th at 8:00 pm at RTP's theater at 1300 Altamont Avenue in Richmond, after a low-priced preview on Wednesday, September 28th.  The production runs through October 22, and is sponsored by Barcode. (more...)

The Public Theater's Mobile Shakespeare Unit Hits The Road With Free Performances of HAMLET
by Michael Dale - Aug 29, 2016

Now in its sixth year, The Public Theater's Mobile Shakespeare Unit is focused on bringing Shakespeare to non-traditional venues such as prisons, homeless shelters and centers for disadvantaged youth around the tri-state area. (more...)

Shakespeare & Company to Present Staged Reading of HAMLET Featuring Finn Wittrock
by Nora Dominick - Aug 26, 2016

Shakespeare & Company will present a staged reading of William Shakespeare's masterpiece, Hamlet,  on Saturday, October 8th at 7pm. Featuring Finn Wittrock of American Horror Story and The Big Short, and other special guests, the reading will be presented in the Tina Packer Playhouse, and will be directed by Kevin G. Coleman, Shakespeare & Company's Director of Education and a 2016 Tony Award nominee. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 8/26/2016 - The Public's Free HAMLET Hits the Boroughs and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 26, 2016

This weekend's big news: The Public's free Hamlet tour launches today in Manhattan! (more...)

Emily Kron and Steven Mooney to Star in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Playhouse on Park
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

The cast of Little Shop of Horrors has arrived to Playhouse on Park! (more...)

The Play Company Extends Christopher Chen's CAUGHT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

In response to popular demand, The Play Company (PlayCo), led by Founding Producer Kate Loewald and Interim Managing Director, Robert G. Bradshaw, extends the New York premiere of Christopher Chen's Caught to September 24, the final production in the company's 15th Anniversary Season (more...)

Jennifer Damiano and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Next week, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry to Present Free Puppet-Building Workshops
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut will once again offer fall community puppet-building workshops with acclaimed Boston puppeteer Sara Peattie, to design and build life-size and over-life-size puppets of Shakespeare characters for the Celebrate Mansfield Parade in downtown Storrs, Connecticut. These free workshops will take place Saturday and Sunday, September 10 and 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at the Ballard Institute workshop space in Storrs Center. Workshop participants will be invited to parade with their puppets as part of the Celebrate Mansfield Parade onSunday, September 18 at noon (Line-up begins at 11:00 AM at Farrell Field near the Post Office), and then help perform iconic Shakespeare monologues, dialogues, and fight scenes on the Town Square. The Parade is a part of the 13th Annual Celebrate Mansfield Festival. (more...)

Asolo Repertory Theatre Presents Touring Production of THE TRAGEDY OF HAMLET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Asolo Repertory Theatre proudly presents an FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training touring production of THE TRAGEDY OF Hamlet. This brand new production, which will be presented during the 400th anniversary year of Shakespeare's death, is adapted and directed by Justin Lucero, director of the FSU/Asolo Conservatory's hit 2015 production of The Liar. This seventh annual educational touring production, THE TRAGEDY OF Hamlet, will tour schools and community venues throughout Sarasota and the state of Florida, from Tallahassee to Miami, from September 27 through November 22, 2016. There will be a special performance for educators, press, and the public on Friday, September 30 at 6pm in the Cook Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts.  (more...)

BWW Interview: John Copeland on What Anita Bryant Did & Has Done for Him Lately
by Gil Kaan - Aug 25, 2016

Playwright/actor John Copeland's latest theatrical project ANITA BRYANT'S PLAYBOY INTERVIEW recounts a specific incident in the truth-is-stranger-than-fiction saga of the former Miss Oklahoma and runner-up to Miss America whose 'Save Our Children' campaign fought to repeal gay rights in Dale County, Florida in 1977.  (more...)

SKYLIGHT by David Hare Opens Burning Coal Theatre Company's 20th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Burning Coal Theatre Company will open its 20th season in Raleigh, North Carolina with David Hare's Skylight, a love story about a brashly swaggering, politically conservative middle-aged businessman in the hotels and restaurants trade who stumbles back into the life of a progressive-minded, younger woman with whom he had a tempestuous affair years  before.  The play will run Thursdays through Saturdays, Oct. 6-9, 13-15 and 20-22, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays, October 9, 16, and 23, 2016 at 2 p.m. Performances will take place at Burning Coal's Murphey School Auditorium, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh, NC 27604. (more...)

Culmination of Barbara Gaines' TUG OF WAR: CIVIL STRIFE Centerpiece of Shakespeare 400 Chicago Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) culminates Artistic Director Barbara Gaines' Tug of War with Civil Strife, where family divisions launch a country into civil war through Shakespeare's Henry VI, Parts 2 and 3 and into his notorious tragedy Richard III. (more...)

Oscar Nominee Ethan Hawke to Receive 2016 Donostia Award at San Sebastian Festival
by Movies News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

On September 17th, Ethan Hawke will be honored with a Donostia Award at the 64th edition of the San Sebastian Festival. T (more...)

Cast Complete for Rachel Weisz-Led Revival of PLENTY at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the first major New York revival of David Hare's PLENTY. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux and featuring the previously announced Rachel Weisz and Corey Stoll, the show will begin previews on Tuesday, October 4 and run through Sunday, November 6, with an official press opening on Thursday, October 20. (more...)

DROWNING OPHELIA to Give Back During Suicide Prevention Week at Philly Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

In Honor of Suicide Prevention week, Drowning Ophelia will be donating a portion of the collected tickets sales from the September 10th & 11th performances to www.imalive.org. (more...)

Drilling Company's Jazz-Infused MEASURE FOR MEASURE Begins This September in Bryant Park
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Bryant Park Presents Shakespeare, part of the Bryant Park Presents series of free performances in the iconic park, concludes its 2016 season with a new production of Measure for Measure, produced by The Drilling Company (of Shakespeare in the Parking Lot fame) and directed by the company's Producing Artistic Director, Hamilton Clancy ('Orange Is the New Black,' 'Billions'). (more...)

California Shakespeare Theater Presents Shakespeare's OTHELLO, Directed by Eric Ting September 14th- October 9th
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

California Shakespeare Theater's 25th anniversary season at the Bruns Amphitheater concludes with Artistic Director Eric Ting's company debut with Shakespeare's Othello, from September 14 through October 9. For tickets and information, contact the Cal Shakes Box Office at 510.548.9666 or visit www.calshakes.org (more...)

New Company Devoted to 'Mature' Actors Premieres New Play
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Artistic Director, Timothy Patrick Walsh, is proud to announce the beginning of an innovative production company, StreetLamp Productions, dedicated to bring new, classical, and contemporary works productions using artists of different backgrounds, cultures ... and ages. The company's main focus will be on 40 + year-olds and beyond. It is Timothy's dream to create a space full of friendly, creative energy where he can bring together the many talented people he has worked with over the years. (more...)

Edward Fox To Star In New Betjeman Play SAND IN THE SANDWICHES
by Marianka Swain - Aug 23, 2016

Edward Fox is to star in a new play, Sand in the Sandwiches by Hugh Whitemore, which celebrates the life and work of John Betjeman. Directed by Gareth Armstrong, the production will premiere at Oxford Playhouse on 25 October 2016 followed by a UK tour visiting the Minerva Theatre Chichester, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Guildford, Exeter Northcott Theatre, Salisbury Playhouse and culminating with a final performance at the Folkestone Book Festival on 24 November 2016. Tickets are now on sale. (more...)

A Mash-Up of Four of the Bard's Plays will Highlight  Shakespeare in the Streets
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

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PACT Centre for Emerging Artists Presents KEEP CALLING at Sydney Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2016

What happens behind closed doors?  After the death of a father, an estranged brother and sister are forced together to confront their forbidden past. New-York based Australian actors Luke Edward Smith and Chelsea Ingram are set to star in the Australian premiere of Ingram's thrilling, provocative play, KEEP CALLING, running 13-17 Sept late show at the PACT Theatre Erskineville as part of the Sydney Fringe festival. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 8/20/2016
by - Aug 20, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 8/20/2016. (more...)

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

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

Cast Complete for Adam Bock's A LIFE, Starring David Hyde Pierce, at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for A LIFE, the world premiere of a new play by Obie Award winner Adam Bock (A Small Fire and The Drunken City at Playwrights, The Receptionist, The Thugs, Swimming in the Shallows). Directed by two-time Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman (Marjorie Prime, Detroit, Maple and Vine at Playwrights; You Got Older; Belleville; This Wide Night; Smokefall), A LIFE will be the second production of the theater company's 2016/2017 Season. (more...)

Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn Gets A Theater in the Park for the Summer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

August in August' is a brand new annual live performance series teaming Joseph Grant Jr., ambassador of arts and culture for the councilman and theatrical producer Andrea J. Fulton of the Anderson & Bert Cade Fulton Foundation. Joint efforts result in the mounting of August Wilson's Tony nominated Two Trains Running directed by Sabura Rashid as its upcoming offering starting August 26th 2016. The production of 'Two Trains Running' will be featured at Fulton Park in Brooklyn on Aug. 26 from 6 to 9 p.m., and Aug. 27 at Herbert Von King Park from 4 to 7p.m. Both performances are FREE. August in August actually began Aug. 13 with the first installation of the series 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom performed at Fulton Park in Brooklyn, produced by the Bed-Stuy Theatre Group. (more...)

TRU and The Playroom Theatre to Host September Introduction Panel
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) and The Playroom Theatre present the September panel An Introduction to TRU: Free-for-Everyone Seasonal Kick-off plus Networking Meet-and-Greet, on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 7:30pm at The Playroom Theater, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th floor, NYC 10036. (more...)

BWW Preview: Teater KataK to Stage THE MUSKETEERS, 23-25 September
by Yuliani Supandji - Aug 19, 2016

After being launched as a legal entity in early June, independent KataK is set to stage its initial production entitled The Musketeers, adapted from a novel by noted French writer Alexandre Dumas, at the Jakarta Art Building (GKJ) on Sept. 23 to 25. (more...)

Peter Brook to Bring the Mahabharata to BAM in BATTLEFIELD This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

With Battlefield, Peter Brook and his internationally renowned team -- Marie-Helene Estienne and Jean-Claude Carriere -- revisit the great Indian epic the Mahabharata 30 years after Brook's legendary production captivated the theater world-and inaugurated the BAM Majestic Theater (now the BAM Harvey Theater). (more...)

Kelley Curran Steps Into SENSE & SENSIBILITY, BEDLAM Taps New Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

BEDLAM has just announced that Kimberly Pau Boston has been named BEDLAM's new Managing Director. Additionally, Kelley Curran is now starring as Elinor in BEDLAM's critically acclaimed production of SENSE & SENSIBITY which is extended through Sunday, November 20, 2016, at The Gym at Judson (243 Thompson Street). (more...)

Zainab Jah & Jessica Luck Round Out Cast for Lisa Lampanelli's STUFFED Premiere at WP Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

WP Theater welcomes Obie Award Winning actress Zainab Jah (Eclipsed) and rising actress Jessica Luck, joining two-time Grammy-nominated comedian Lisa Lampanelli (HBO, Comedy Central, The Howard Stern Show) and Outer Critics Circle Award winner Ann Harada (Avenue Q, Cinderella) in completing the cast for the world premiere of STUFFED, a new play written by Lampanelli, with additional material by Ashley Austin Morris. (more...)


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Cast, Creative Teams Set for DCPA's GLASS MENAGERIE and FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) has announced the full casting and artistic teams for their fall Theater Company productions of The Glass Menagerie and Frankenstein. The lineup includes returning artists from past seasons, new collaborators, and familiar faces from the Colorado theatre community. (more...)

MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Montreal Premiere September 11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

The Segal Centre proudly presents My Name Is Asher Lev by Aaron Posner, directed by Steven Schipper. Based on the popular Chaim Potok novel of the same name, My Name Is Asher Lev tells the story of a young Hasidic man with a passion for painting that threatens to tear his family and community apart. The 2012 Outer Critics Circle Award winner for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play, Asher Lev makes its Montreal premiere on the Segal stage for three weeks only, September 11 through October 2, before heading to theRoyal Manitoba Theatre Centre in Winnipeg from October 12 to 29. (more...)

Breaking: Lindsay Nicole Chambers, Mel Johnson Jr. and James Ludwig Join the World Premiere of ON THE RAILS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Algonquin Theater Productions and Jason Hewitt have announced Broadway actors Lindsay Nicole Chambers (Lysistrata Jones, Legally Blonde, Hairspray), Mel Johnson Jr. (Jekyll & Hyde, Hot Feet, The Lion King, Big Deal, The Rink, Eubie!, On the Twentieth Century), and James Ludwig (Spamalot, Little Shop of Horrors) have joined the cast of the world premiere of ON THE RAILS, a new musical with book by Tony Sportiello (Second Chance, National Pastime), music and lyrics by Al Tapper (Sessions, An Evening at the Carlyle), arrangements and musical direction by David Wolfson, and directed by Misti B. Wills (In Search of Euphoria). (more...)

The Play Company to Close 15th Season with Christopher Chen's CAUGHT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The Play Company (PlayCo), led by Founding Producer Kate Loewald and Executive Producer Lauren Weigel, presents the New York premiere of Christopher Chen's Caught (August 17-September 17), the final production in the company's 15th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Latino Theater Company to Stage 'Mexican Trilogy' as One, Epic Event
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

An epic, theatrical event! For the first time, Evelina Fernandez's award-winning trilogy, 'Faith,' 'Hope' and 'Charity,' will be presented in its entirety as one unforgettable tour de force. The first production in the Latino Theater Company's fall programming celebrating the company's 30th anniversary and its 10th year operating the Los Angeles Theatre Center, audiences can choose to enjoy this adventure over the course of two evenings - or as one thrilling, all-day immersive experience (box dinners available for purchase). (more...)

The New Victory Theater Announces 2016-17 LabWorks Artists
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The New Victory Theater, a leading presenter of Theater for Young Audiences, announces the 2016-17 New Victory LabWorks Artists. This year's roster will include projects from a variety of art forms--theater, musical theater, aerial acrobatics, physical theater, magic, music and Vietnamese water puppetry--and explore an extensive range of topics, from one of Iran's most beloved folk tales to the experience of American trans youth. (more...)

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