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Theater Resources Unlimited to Host TRU Producer Boot Camp: Weekend Intensive for Showcase Producing, 5/30-31Theater Resources Unlimited to Host TRU Producer Boot Camp: Weekend Intensive for Showcase Producing, 5/30-31
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) is offering some much-needed guidance for anybody who is thinking about putting up a showcase production in New York: the 2015 TRU Producer Boot Camp: Weekend Intensive for Showcase Producing, on Saturday and Sunday, May 30 - 31, 2015 from 10am - 6pm at the Desotelle Studio/NuBox Theatre, 300 W. 43rd Street, 3rd floor, New York City. (more...)

Jeremy Jordan, Linda Lavin and More Set for 54 Below This JuneJeremy Jordan, Linda Lavin and More Set for 54 Below This June
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

This June, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

THE LONG RAIL NORTH Set for Planet Connections Theatre FestivityTHE LONG RAIL NORTH Set for Planet Connections Theatre Festivity
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

C.A.G.E. Theatre Company presents Michael Hagins's Civil War drama The Long Rail North, where friendship grows out of a most unlikely situation. Directed by Emily DeSena, The Long Rail North will be performed on Sunday, June 21st at 1pm, Thursday, June 25th at 4:30pm, Tuesday, June 30th at 7pm, Saturday, July 4th at 4pm, Wednesday, July 8th at 8pm and Saturday, July 11th at 5pm in the Downstairs Theatre at The Paradise Factory, located at 64 East 4th Street, as part of the 2015 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. (more...)

Kimmel Center to Present World Premiere of HELLO! SADNESS!Kimmel Center to Present World Premiere of HELLO! SADNESS!
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts announces the world premiere of Hello! Sadness!, a one-woman comedy debuting in SEI Innovation Studio on Thursday, June 11, Friday, June 12 and Saturday, June 13 at 8p.m. Written and performed by Philadelphia theater artist Mary Tuomanen, with direction by Annie Wilson, this solo performance is the fruition of Tuomanen's participation in the 2014 Kimmel Center Theater Residency with celebrated poet and performance artist Dael Orlandersmith.   (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Stephen Wight and More at Press Night of MCQUEENSTAGE TUBE: Stephen Wight and More at Press Night of MCQUEEN
by Stage Tube - May 27, 2015

Award-winning actor Stephen Wight takes on the title role of Lee McQueen and Dianna Agron will play Dahlia in the world premiere of James Phillips's play McQUEEN directed by John Caird, which will run at St. James Theatre from 12 May to 27 June, with press nights on Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 May.  The play will also star Tracy-Ann Oberman as Isabella Blow, Laura Rees as Arabella, and David Shaw-Parker as John Hitchcock, along with Sophie Apollonia, Amber Doyle, George Hill, Eloise Hymas, Jordan Kennedy, Rachel Louisa Maybank, James Revell and Carrie Willis.  Check out behind the scenes interviews and more! (more...)

Juma Sharkah & Laura Elsworthy to Join Maxine Peake in THE SKRIKER at Manchester International FestivalJuma Sharkah & Laura Elsworthy to Join Maxine Peake in THE SKRIKER at Manchester International Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

Juma Sharkah and Laura Elsworthy will play Lily and Josie respectively in The Skriker at Manchester International Festival. The production will run at Royal Exchange Theatre from 4 July. The ensemble cast will include Sarah Amankwah, Harry Attwell, Alex Austin, Hannah Hutch, Martins Imhangbe, Kate Jackson, Stuart Overington, Beatrice Scirocchi, Andrew Sheridan, Jessica Walker, Leah Walker and Owen Whitelaw. As previously announced, Maxine Peake will play the eponymous role. (more...)

Cast Set for 'THE INVISIBLE at Bush TheatreCast Set for 'THE INVISIBLE at Bush Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

The cast for the world premiere production of THE INVISIBLE by Rebecca Lenkiewicz is: Nicholas Bailey, Niall Buggy, Alexandra Gilbreath, Scott Karim and Sirine Saba. (more...)

Jessica Lange, Gabriel Byrne & John Gallagher Jr. join our 15-16 SeasonJessica Lange, Gabriel Byrne & John Gallagher Jr. join our 15-16 Season
by Roundabout Theatre Company - May 26, 2015

I'm thrilled to announce that we will be producingLong Day's Journey Into Night by Eugene O'Neill at the American Airlines Theatre, as part of our 50th Anniversary Season. The show will be directed by Jonathan Kent and will star Academy & Emmy Award winner Jessica Lange, Golden Globe winner & Tony nominee Gabriel Byrne, and Tony winner John Gallagher, Jr. (more...)

Christopher Plummer Will Present Helen Mirren with The Shakespeare Medal Next MonthChristopher Plummer Will Present Helen Mirren with The Shakespeare Medal Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

On June 1 from 6-8 pm, The Shakespeare Society will host their third annual Playing Shakespeare Celebration at The Players (16 Gramercy Park South). (more...)

BWW Review: Stratford Festival's HAMLET is Exciting from Start to FinishBWW Review: Stratford Festival's HAMLET is Exciting from Start to Finish
by Lauren Gienow - May 26, 2015

Hamlet opened the 63rd season of the Stratford Festival to resounding applause at the Festival Theatre on Monday night. Directed by the Festival's Artistic Director, Antoni Cimolino, this Hamlet is exciting from start to finish. The entire ensemble shines as brightly as the light used to represent King Hamlet's ghost (Note: It is a very bright light). (more...)

54 Below to Celebrate Tony Awards Season Next Week54 Below to Celebrate Tony Awards Season Next Week
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Come celebrate the award season at 54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, with Tony Battles, Broadway Trivia and more that will lead up to Tony night. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Jayne Atkinson to Direct WAM Theatre's NOMS DE GUERRE by Jacqueline E. LawtonJayne Atkinson to Direct WAM Theatre's NOMS DE GUERRE by Jacqueline E. Lawton
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

WAM Theatre has announced that Jayne Atkinson will be directing the next play in their 2015 Fresh Takes Play Reading Series, Noms de Guerre by Jacqueline E. Lawton.   (more...)

Gloucester Stage Launches 2015 Season With SWEET AND SADGloucester Stage Launches 2015 Season With SWEET AND SAD
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2015

Gloucester Stage kicks off the 36th season of producing professional theatre on Cape Ann with Richard Nelson's Sweet and Sad opening on May 28 and running through June 20 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/22/15- Laurence OlivierSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/22/15- Laurence Olivier
by Stage Tube - May 22, 2015

Happy Birthday, Laurence Olivier! Born in 1907, Olivier remains one of the most revered actors of the 20th century. He was the first artistic director of the National Theatre of Great Britain and its main stage is named in his honour. Olivier's career as a stage and film actor spanned more than six decades and included a wide variety of roles, from the title role in Shakespeare's Othello and Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night to the sadistic Nazi dentist Christian Szell in Marathon Man and the kindly but determined Nazi-hunter in The Boys from Brazil. Olivier played more than 120 stage roles: Richard III, Macbeth, Romeo, Hamlet, Othello, Uncle Vanya, and Archie Rice in The Entertainer. He appeared in nearly sixty films, including William Wyler's Wuthering Heights, Alfred Hitchcock's Rebecca, Stanley Kubrick's Spartacus, Otto Preminger's Bunny Lake Is Missing, Richard Attenborough's Oh! What a Lovely War, and A Bridge Too Far, Joseph L. Mankiewicz's Sleuth, John Schlesinger's Marathon Man, Daniel Petrie's The Betsy, Desmond Davis' Clash of the Titans, and his own Henry V, Hamlet, and Richard III. (more...)

Philip Franks, Olivia Hallinan, Leon Ockenden & Alastair Whatley to Lead 2015 FLARE PATH TourPhilip Franks, Olivia Hallinan, Leon Ockenden & Alastair Whatley to Lead 2015 FLARE PATH Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Philip Franks, Olivia Hallinan, Leon Ockenden and Alastair Whatley will head the cast of the 2015 national tour of Terence Rattigan's FLARE PATH, directed by Justin Audibert. Further casting is to be announced. (more...)

MISS WILSON'S WATERLO Set for Finborough TheatreMISS WILSON'S WATERLO Set for Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Miss Wilson's Waterloo, a new play by Ellis Jones and Martin Wimbush, receives two afternoon staged readings at the Finborough Theatre on Wednesday, 10 and Thursday, 11 June 2015 (performances at 3.00pm) to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. (more...)

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre & Simon Fielder Productions Partner for New Shakespeare InitiativeWolverhampton Grand Theatre & Simon Fielder Productions Partner for New Shakespeare Initiative
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre today announces a new partnership with Simon Fielder Productions to launch BARD BOOT CAMP - an exciting initiative to explore the works of William Shakespeare. BARD BOOT CAMP aims to motivate and inspire Sixth Form students studying the playwright through engagement with a unique live performance and a theatrical Masterclass. (more...)

Robert Powell to Lead KING CHARLES III UK Tour This AutumnRobert Powell to Lead KING CHARLES III UK Tour This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Robert Powell will take on the role of King Charles in the Almeida Theatre's Olivier Award-winning production of King Charles III, which will embark on a UK tour this autumn following sell-out runs at both the Almeida Theatre and in the West End. (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Tony Sheldon, James Snyder, Margo Seibert and More Star in EVER AFTER, Beginning Tonight at Paper Mill PlayhouseChristine Ebersole, Tony Sheldon, James Snyder, Margo Seibert and More Star in EVER AFTER, Beginning Tonight at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse presents the world-premiere musical Ever After, directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes, Nice Work If You Can Get It), featuring a book and lyrics by Marcy Heisler and music by Zina Goldrich. Ever After begins performances tonight, May 21, 2015, and runs through Sunday, June 21, 2015. (more...)

TEMPLE, with Simon Russell Beale, Begins at Donmar Warehouse TonightTEMPLE, with Simon Russell Beale, Begins at Donmar Warehouse Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Howard Davies will direct Steve Waters' new play TEMPLE, a fictionalised account of the events that took place during the 2011 Occupy demonstration outside St Paul's Cathedral. Simon Russell Beale will return to the Donmar stage to play the Dean having previously starred in The Philanthropist, Twelfth Night and Uncle Vanya (for which he won the 2003 Olivier Award for Best Actor). The show starts tonight, May 21, with an official opening slated for May 27. TEMPLE runs through July 25, 2015. (more...)

American Theater Company Artistic Director PJ Paparelli Dies at 40American Theater Company Artistic Director PJ Paparelli Dies at 40
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

The Chicago Tribune writes that PJ Paparelli, artistic director of Chicago's American Theater Company for seven years, died today, May 21, 2015 following a car accident while on vacation in Scotland earlier this week. He was 40. (more...)

Victory Gardens Theater to Stage Midwest Premiere of THE WHO & THE WHAT, 6/12-7/12Victory Gardens Theater to Stage Midwest Premiere of THE WHO & THE WHAT, 6/12-7/12
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Victory Gardens Theater presents the final show of its 40th anniversary season, the Midwest Premiere of The Who & the What by Ayad Akhtar, directed by Ron OJ Parson.  The Who & the What runs June 12 - July 12, 2015 with the press performance on Friday, June 19, 2015, at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe production of William Shakespeare's delightful and romantic Twelfth Night. Rebecca Taichman, whose production of the time-traveling Time and the Conways fascinated audiences last April, is back to direct the first show of the 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival. The Old Globe engagement will begin performances on June 21 and run through July 26, 2015, with opening night on Saturday, June 27 at 8:00 p.m., in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Students Onstage in Circle in the Square's TEENS ON BROADWAY 2015Photo Flash: Students Onstage in Circle in the Square's TEENS ON BROADWAY 2015
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

On Monday evening at Circle in the Square, Book of Mormon cast member and Theatre School alumni Christian Dante White joined School director E. Colin O'Leary and director of Teens on Broadway Jonathan Mann in welcoming and inspiring the 70 students, who represented 5 public high schools from 4 NYC boroughs. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

TN Shakespeare Co. & U of M to Present MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 6/4-21TN Shakespeare Co. & U of M to Present MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 6/4-21
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Tennessee Shakespeare Company (TSC), the Mid-South's professional classical theatre, in partnership with the University of Memphis' Department of Theatre & Dance presents a magical, family-friendly, Louisiana bayou-inspired production of A Midsummer Night's Dream on the U of M's Mainstage from June 4-21. (more...)

In the Spotlight Series: Meet the 2015 Tony Nominees- Nathaniel ParkerIn the Spotlight Series: Meet the 2015 Tony Nominees- Nathaniel Parker
by Walter McBride - May 20, 2015

Earlier this month, the 2015 Tony nominees gathered to meet the press and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big day. Throughout the month, we will continue our Tonys coverage by bringing you exclusive photos by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride! Below, meet Nathaniel Parker, Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play nominee for Wolf Hall: Parts 1&2. (more...)

Gillian Kirkpatric & More to Star in THE HOUSE OF MIRRORS AND HEARTS at Arcola TheatreGillian Kirkpatric & More to Star in THE HOUSE OF MIRRORS AND HEARTS at Arcola Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Casting is announced today for the World Premiere of The House of Mirrors and Hearts, a new British chamber musical which will open the Summer/Autumn Season at Arcola Theatre from Thursday 2 July to Saturday 1 August, with a press night on Tuesday 7 July at 7.30pm. (more...)

Peninsula Players Theatre Announces 80th Season Company; Kicks Off 6/16Peninsula Players Theatre Announces 80th Season Company; Kicks Off 6/16
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theatre and Door County's theatrical icon, announces company members for its 80th season, running June 16 through October 18, 2015. The mix of plays includes a world premiere comedy, a classic thriller, a madcap comedy, a sweet and prickly Irish love story and a nun habit-forming musical comedy.       (more...)

BWW Blog: Jordan Grubb and Noah Plomgren of Goodspeed's GUYS & DOLLS - Frank Loesser Fantasy JukeboxBWW Blog: Jordan Grubb and Noah Plomgren of Goodspeed's GUYS & DOLLS - Frank Loesser Fantasy Jukebox
by Guest Blogger: GUYS & DOLLS - May 19, 2015

What's up BroadwayWorld?! Welcome back to my weekly blog here at the Goodspeed Opera House! Last week I gave you a bit of an inside look at the rehearsal/production process of our show. This week, I thought it might be fun to get to know a bit more about the Composer / Lyricist of this masterpiece: Frank Loesser. (more...)

Full Cast Set for World Premiere of IMAGE OF AN UNKNOWN YOUNG WOMAN at Gate TheatreFull Cast Set for World Premiere of IMAGE OF AN UNKNOWN YOUNG WOMAN at Gate Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre, Christopher Haydon, today announces the cast for his production of the world premiere of Elinor Cook's Image of an Unknown Young Woman - Oliver Birch (Chorus), Susan Brown (Candace), Wendy Kweh (Nia), Emilie Patry (Chorus), Isaac Ssenbandeke(Chorus), Anjana Vasan (Leyla), Eileen Walsh (Yasmin) and Ashley Zhangazha (Ali). The production opens on 8 June, with previews from 4 June, and runs until 27 June. (more...)

David Hyde Pierce and Debra Monk to Star in LOVE LETTERS Benefit at George Street Playhouse, 6/3David Hyde Pierce and Debra Monk to Star in LOVE LETTERS Benefit at George Street Playhouse, 6/3
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

George Street Playhouse and Artistic Director David Saint are pleased to present Tony and Emmy Award winners DAVID HYDE PIERCE and DEBRA MONK in A.R. Gurney's classic love story, Love Letters, on the New Brunswick stage for one night only Wednesday, June 3 at 8pm.  The modern classic two-hander will be helmed by GSP Artistic Director DAVID SAINT.  (more...)

BWW Reviews: ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN Comes to Life at FolgerBWW Reviews: ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN Comes to Life at Folger
by Itai Yasur - May 19, 2015

Far before the first lines are spoken director Aaron Posner, known for his unique reinventions of classics, and his creative team have created a new home for Stoppard's absurd spin on Shakespeare, and while doing so have breathed life into a classic nearing its 50th anniversary. (more...)

Steve Guttenberg to Lead Hudson Warehouse's HENRY IV PART 1 This SummerSteve Guttenberg to Lead Hudson Warehouse's HENRY IV PART 1 This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Steve Guttenberg, known for his roles in "Police Academy," "Cocoon" and "Three Men and a Baby," as well as the recent Broadway one-act play by Woody Allen, Honeymoon Hotel, will be guest starring in Hudson Warehouse's production of HENRY 4.1. Mr. Guttenberg will make his Shakespearean debut as Earl of Northumberland in The Warehouse's June production at The Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, in the heart of Riverside Park. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Presents Special Engagement of LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE by Nora and Delia EphronLaguna Playhouse Presents Special Engagement of LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE by Nora and Delia Ephron
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham are thrilled to present a special engagement of the smash-hit, Off-Broadway play, LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE, a play by Nora and Delia Ephron, based on the book by Ilene Beckerman and directed by Jenny Sullivan. (more...)

'LITTLE MALCOLM' Begins in July at Southwark Playhouse'LITTLE MALCOLM' Begins in July at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

This 50th anniversary production of Little Malcolm and his Struggle Against the Eunuchs, a revival of David Halliwell's startlingly pertinent comedy, is the first in London in 16 years. (more...)

Classic Stage Company Extends DOCTOR FAUSTUS, Starring Chris NothClassic Stage Company Extends DOCTOR FAUSTUS, Starring Chris Noth
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Managing Director Jeff Griffin, has announced that its upcoming production of DOCTOR FAUSTUS, adapted by David Bridel and Andrei Belgrader from the play by Christopher Marlowe, starring Chris Noth ("Law & Order," "Sex and the City," "The Good Wife"), directed by Andrei Belgrader (CSC's production of The Cherry Orchard) will extend through Sunday, July 12.  Previews will now begin Tuesday, June 2 with an official opening Thursday, June 18 at CSC (136 East 13th Street).   Joining Noth in the cast are Tony Award nominee and "The Good Wife" co-star Zach Grenier as Mephistopheles, Jeffrey Binder, Ken Cheeseman, Carmen M. Herlihy, Walker Jones, Marina Lazzaretto, Geoffrey Owens and Lucas Caleb Rooney.  (more...)

Breaking News: Deborah Cox to Headline North American Tour of West End Hit THE BODYGUARD; Kicks Off in Fall 2016!Breaking News: Deborah Cox to Headline North American Tour of West End Hit THE BODYGUARD; Kicks Off in Fall 2016!
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Michael Harrison, David Ian and Nederlander Presentations, Inc. are delighted to announce the North American tour of the hit musical THE BODYGUARD. Directed by Thea Sharrock, the tour will launch in the fall of 2016.Michael Harrison, David Ian and Nederlander Presentations, Inc. have announced the North American tour of the hit musical THE BODYGUARD. Directed by Thea Sharrock, the tour will launch in the fall of 2016. (more...)

LIFE IS A DREAM, RISK IS THIS... Festival and More Set for Cutting Ball Theater's 2015-16 SeasonLIFE IS A DREAM, RISK IS THIS... Festival and More Set for Cutting Ball Theater's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

San Francisco's cutting-edge Cutting Ball Theater proudly announces the lineup for its 17th season. (more...)

Martin Scorsese to Film Kenneth Branagh-Led MACBETH at WWII Airfield With Original Manchester CastMartin Scorsese to Film Kenneth Branagh-Led MACBETH at WWII Airfield With Original Manchester Cast
by Movies News Desk - May 14, 2015

Kenneth Branagh recently confirmed that plans for a collaboration with Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese on a new film version of MACBETH are moving forward. Now The Daily Mail writes that the director will film the project at an old World War II airfield at Leavesden, Hertfordshire, in order to capture the look and feel of the original stage production -- helmed by Branagh and Rob Ashford -- for Manchester two years ago. (more...)

Darko Tresnjak Directs KISS ME, KATE, Beginning Tonight in HartfordDarko Tresnjak Directs KISS ME, KATE, Beginning Tonight in Hartford
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak will helm Kiss Me, Kate-his first musical since winning the 2014 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical for A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder. A co-production with The Old Globe in San Diego, Kiss Me, Kate will play for only four weeks, from tonight, May 14-June 14. (more...)

The Jetty's THE HEARTBREAK HOTEL Begins Next MonthThe Jetty's THE HEARTBREAK HOTEL Begins Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

This summer, The Jetty - London's most exciting new riverside arts venue - is transformed into the Heartbreak Hotel, an intricately designed purpose built structure where the audience check-in to an immersive and unique theatre event. (more...)

Jason Kravits to Bring I...(A LIFE) to 54 BelowJason Kravits to Bring I...(A LIFE) to 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

54 Below (broadway's supper club) presents I...(a life), the completely improvised cabaret conceived and performed by Jason Kravits (Unbreakably Kimmy Schmidt, The Drowsy Chaperone, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Practice). With Jono Mainelli on piano, Sean Dixon on drums, and special guest Kate Wetherhead (Submissions Only)  (more...)

Steppenwolf Extends THE HERDSteppenwolf Extends THE HERD
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today the extension of The Herd, the debut play of Olivier Award-winning actor Rory Kinnear currently playing to critical acclaim in its U.S. premiere production in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre. In a four-star review, the Chicago Tribune raves, 'A family drama that sticks with you...this is Steppenwolf acting at its best' and The New York Times says, 'a buoyantly entertaining play [that] breathes with real, complicated life.' Directed by ensemble member and Tony Award-winning director Frank Galati, The Herd adds six additional performances, extending the run through June 14, 2015 with the original cast. Tickets ($20-$89) to the added performances are now on sale through Audience Services (1650 N Halsted), at 312-335-1650 and steppenwolf.org. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Mary Testa, Bobby Steggert, Patrick Page & More Sing the Musicals of 1966-90Photo Coverage: Mary Testa, Bobby Steggert, Patrick Page & More Sing the Musicals of 1966-90
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 13, 2015

Author/critic Scott Siegel created BROADWAY BY THE YEAR for Town Hall, which he writes and hosts. Siegel takes audiences of all ages on a musical tour of the Great White Way, offering an entertaining verbal account of Broadway's history. Each evening celebrates the songs from Broadway shows of a selected year, sung by a cast of talented cabaret and Broadway performers. This marvelous program not only highlights favorite show-stopping numbers, it also features lesser-known gems. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Folger Theatre's ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEADPhoto Flash: First Look at Folger Theatre's ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Folger Theatre concludes its highly successful 2014/15 season with Tom Stoppard's fabulously inventive, existentialist tragicomedy Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. Directed by four-time Helen Hayes Award-winner Aaron Posner (Stoppard's Arcadia, The Taming of the Shrew at Folger), this modern classic will play at Folger Theatre now through June 21, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Backstage at BROADWAY BY THE YEARS- Musicals of 1966-90Photo Coverage: Go Backstage at BROADWAY BY THE YEARS- Musicals of 1966-90
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 13, 2015

Author/critic Scott Siegel created BROADWAY BY THE YEAR for Town Hall, which he writes and hosts. Siegel takes audiences of all ages on a musical tour of the Great White Way, offering an entertaining verbal account of Broadway's history. Each evening celebrates the songs from Broadway shows of a selected year, sung by a cast of talented cabaret and Broadway performers. This marvelous program not only highlights favorite show-stopping numbers, it also features lesser-known gems. (more...)

George Wendt and Tim Kazurinsky to Lead FUNNYMAN at NorthlightGeorge Wendt and Tim Kazurinsky to Lead FUNNYMAN at Northlight
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, announces the cast for the World Premiere of Bruce Graham's Funnyman, kicking off Northlight's 41st Season. The cast includes George Wendt, Tim Kazurinsky, Amanda Drinkall, Steve Haggard, Rob Lindley and an additional role to be announced. Funnyman, directed by BJ Jones and developed through Northlight's Interplay series, runs September 11-October 18, 2015 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse's AND A NIGHTINGALE SANG Opens Next MonthWestport Country Playhouse's AND A NIGHTINGALE SANG Opens Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Westport Country Playhouse will stage 'And a Nightingale Sang,' a love story surrounding a working-class British family during World War II. Written by C. P. Taylor, and directed by David Kennedy, Playhouse associate artistic director, the play will run June 9 - 27. The title is based on the 1940s popular song, 'And a Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square,' which, among other music of the war years, is included in the play. (more...)

Aaron Posner's DISTRICT MERCHANTS, Holly Twyford & Erin Weaver in 'MIDSUMMER' and More Set for Folger Theatre's 2015-16 SeasonAaron Posner's DISTRICT MERCHANTS, Holly Twyford & Erin Weaver in 'MIDSUMMER' and More Set for Folger Theatre's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Folger Theatre Artistic Producer Janet Alexander Griffin today announced the 2015/16 season. As the Folger embarks on a historic 2016 season commemorating the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death with insightful exhibitions, lectures, and concerts, Folger Theatre will stage a full season of works by and newly adapted from the world's most esteemed playwright.  (more...)

THE AUDIENCE, Starring Helen Mirren, Coming to Theaters This June!THE AUDIENCE, Starring Helen Mirren, Coming to Theaters This June!
by Movies News Desk - May 12, 2015

Peter Morgan's The Audience, starring Academy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Helen Mirren and directed by Stephen Daldry, along with an exclusive Q&A, comes to select U.S. cinemas on Thursday, June 25 at 7 p.m. local time. (more...)

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