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Rafe Spall Joins the Cast of HEDDA GABLER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Rafe Spall joins the cast of Hedda Gabler, alongside Kyle Soller and with Ruth Wilson in the title role.Tickets go on public sale today for the National Theatre's September - February season. (more...)

The Wooster Group Founder Receives 2016 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

The Gish Prize Trust today announced that Elizabeth LeCompte, founding member and director of the internationally acclaimed experimental theater company The Wooster Group, has been selected to receive the 23rd annual Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize. (more...)

Gripping Adaptation of John Fowles' THE COLLECTOR to Arrive Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

59E59 Theaters will host the NY premiere of THE COLLECTOR, adapted from John Fowles' novel by Mark Healy, directed by Lisa Milinazzo. (more...)

American Lyric Theater, in partnership with MasterVoices, Presents THE HALLOWEEN TREE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

American Lyric Theater (ALT) and Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, in partnership with MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), presents The Halloween Tree on October 30, 2016 at 3pm in the Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 W 67th Street, New York City.  Based on Ray Bradbury's classic novel that explores the origins of Halloween, composer Theo Popov and librettist Tony Asaro take us on an epic journey as a group of children search for their friend Pipkin, who has mysteriously disappeared on Halloween night. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre Gets WORKING, November 1-20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Bristol Riverside Theatre presents WORKING based on Studs Terkel's best-selling book and featuring songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton), Stephen Schwartz (Pippin, Wicked), and James Taylor running November 1-20.  Directed by Keith Baker, the ensemble cast features Demetria Joyce Bailey, Philip Chaffin, Laura Giknis, Tamar Greene, Jenny Lee Stern, and Kevin Toniazzo-Naughton. (more...)

Haven Theatre Company to Present Second Director's Haven at The Den Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Haven Theatre Company and Artistic Director Josh Sobel have announced the Director's Haven for 2016, an emerging director's showcase, October 28 - November 9, at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. (more...)

Rising Houston Star Actor Kedrick Brown to Guest Star in NWA Film Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michele
by Movies News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Houston Actor and former University of Houston Graduate student Kedrick Brown will Guest-star as legendary Alonzo Williams of The World Class Wrecking Cru in the new Liftime Original NWA film, Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michele premiering Saturday, October 15 at 8PM ET/PT. (more...)

San Diego Repertory Theatre Presents the World Premiere of THE DYBUK FOR HANNAH AND SAM'S WEDDING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) will present the world premiere of Associate Artistic Director Todd Salovey's newest play, "The Dybbuk for Hannah and Sam's Wedding" as the third production of the theatre's 41st season. Written and directed by Salovey, the play is a one-man adaptation of the classic Jewish play "The Dybbuk" by S. Ansky. (more...)

The New York Innovation Theatre Foundation Honors the Best and Brightest of Off-Off Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

On Monday, September 26, 2016, The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation, the organization who for the past 12 years has been dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, announced the 2016 recipients at its annual awards ceremony, The IT Awards. Hosted by a crowd favorite, Jason Kravits and directed by award winning director and sound designer, DeLisa White the ceremony took place from 7pm to 10pm at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College. (more...)

Geva Announces the Line-Up for the Festival of New Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

???????Geva Theatre Center unveils its line-up for the Festival of New Theatre 2016 to be held in the Fielding Stage from October 12 - October 23. FONT 2016 is a vibrant and innovative mix of new works by some of the most exciting playwrights from across the country and around the corner and is part of Geva's ongoing commitment to developing and producing new work for the American theatre.  (more...)

Maechi Aharanwa, Tre Davis and Renika Williams to Lead National Black Theatre's SWEET
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Maechi Aharanwa, Tre Davis and Renika Williams will star in Harrison David Rivers' play 'Sweet,' the first theatrical production of the 48th season of Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre's (NBT). (more...)

BWW Review: All's Well With THE BARDY BUNCH
by Misha Davenport - Sep 27, 2016

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Caesars Entertainment, Caesars Entertainment Operating Co. Announce Key Economic Terms Of Proposed Consensual Restructuring Plan for CEOC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

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Breaking News: Michael Grandage Will Direct FROZEN; Christopher Oram Joins Team as Scenic & Costume Designer
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Tony and Olivier Award-winning director Michael Grandage and Tony and Olivier Award-winning scenic and costume designer Christopher Oram are confirmed for the creative team of Frozen, a new musical based on Disney's Academy Award-winning musical film, slated to open at Broadway's St. James Theatre in spring 2018.   (more...)

FROZEN Confirms Michael Grandage & Christopher Oram Will Join Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Tony and Olivier Award-winning director Michael Grandage and Tony and Olivier Award-winning scenic and costume designer Christopher Oram are confirmed for the creative team of Frozen, a new musical based on Disney's Academy Award-winning musical film, slated to open at Broadway's St. James Theatre in spring 2018.   (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited to Host 'Writer-Producer Speed Date' This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents Writer-Producer Speed Date: The Art of the Pitch on Sunday, October 30, 2016 from 5:30pm to 10:30pm at NOLA, 250 W. 54th St., 11th fl., NYC. (more...)

DISGRACED to Spark Debate at McCarter This October; Ayad Akhtar Set for Dialogue During Run
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize winning Disgraced has become a flashpoint of conversation. Critically-acclaimed and Tony-nominated on Broadway, produced around the world, Disgraced is about to spark debate on McCarter's Matthews Stage this October. (more...)

Independent Shakespeare Co. Presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Independent Shakespeare Co. (ISC), presenters of the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival announce performances of Shakespeare's reverie of love, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, directed by Independent Shakespeare Co.'s Managing Director David Melville. ?A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM will begin previews on Saturday, October 15, will open on Friday, October 21 at 7:30pm and performs through Sunday, November 20 at Independent Studio in the Atwater Crossing Arts + Innovation Complex, 3191 Casitas Ave., #168 in Atwater Village. (more...)

MATILDA THE MUSICAL Extends Again Into January in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Due to unprecedented demand for tickets, David Mirvish the Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers have announced that the Canadian premiere production of MATILDA THE MUSICAL is once again forcing them to extend its run, this time through January 8th, 2017. This will be the final extension, MATILDA must leave Toronto after its final performance on January 8th. (more...)

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston Announces Cast & Creative Team for WARRIOR CLASS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston has announced the cast & creative team for its upcoming productionof WARRIOR CLASS by Kenneth Lin (writer, House of Cards), directed by Dawn M. Simmons. Performances are October 21 - November 13, 2016. (more...)

Hamlet Isn't Dead to Mount THE MERCHANT OF VENICE as Musical Adventure
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Hamlet Isn't Dead presents The Merchant of Venice, directed by Artistic Director David Andrew Laws. (more...)

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...)

2016 Recipients Announced for New York Innovative Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

On Monday, September 26, 2016, The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation, the organization who for the past 12 years has been dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, announced the 2016 recipients at its annual awards ceremony, The IT Awards. Hosted by a crowd favorite, Jason Kravits and directed by award winning director and sound designer, DeLisa White the ceremony took place from 7pm to 10pm at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College. (more...)

THE BOWDEN DYNASTY Soars From the Football Field to the Big Screen on January 8 Only
by Movies News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

This coming January, legendary football coach Bobby Bowden and his family will kick-off the NCAA Football National Championship weekend with their inspirational story, “THE BOWDEN DYNASTY: A Story of Faith, Family & Football.” (more...)

BWW Review: SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at Guthrie Theater
by Karen Bovard - Sep 26, 2016

The Guthrie's well cast, wittily directed, beautifully costumed production of a new adaptation of one of Jane Austen's beloved novels is a delightful concoction, firmly set in period but updated to our time in terms of thematic emphasis. This upbeat show is well worth a visit, even if you are someone who finds the marriage plot kind of a yawner, usually. (more...)

Peterborough Players Open their Arts on Screen Season with THE THREEPENNY OPERA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Mack the Knife is back in town. A darkly comic new take on Brecht and Weill's raucous musical broadcast live from the stage of the National Theatre. London scrubs up for the coronation. The thieves are on the make, the whores on the pull, the police cutting deals to keep it all out of sight. Mr. and Mrs. Peachum are looking forward to a bumper day in the beggary business, but their daughter didn't come home last night and it's all about to kick off… The Threepenny Opera features Olivier Award-winner Rory Kinnear (Hamlet, Othello, James Bond), as Macheath. (more...)

Tongue in Cheek to Stage RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Tongue in Cheek Theater Productions (TIC) presents a nine-performance revival of Gina Gionfriddo's comedy Rapture, Blister, Burn from October 26 through November 5, 2016, in midtown NYC.  (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...)

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