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Encores! Off-Center Staging of GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER Heads to the Recording Studio
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Ghostlight Records has announced plans to record the first-ever cast album of the musical Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, based on the recent production by the New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center musical theater series.  (more...)

Sound Theatre Company Announces 2017 Season of Women Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Coming off their second win for Outstanding Theatre of The Year from the Gregory Awards, Sound Theatre Company announces their most compelling and relevant season to date. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Ruffians' BURNING BLUEBEARD Returns This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The Ruffians are thrilled to announce the return of their critically acclaimed holiday hit, BURNING BLUEBEARD for three performances only, December 16, 17 & 18, 2016.  The fantastical tale inspired by Chicago's 1903 Iroquois Theatre celebrates the fifth anniversary of its creation at the theater where it was born, The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago. Tickets go on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at brownpapertickets.com.   (more...)

BWW Interview: Molly Ann Cunningham And Talia Asseraf of HAMLET at Curtain Call Youth Theatre
by Cary Ginell - Nov 30, 2016

The idea of a woman playing the lead in Shakespeare's Hamlet is not a new one. The first female Hamlet, Elizabeth Powell, performed the role at London's Drury Lane Theatre in 1796 and by 1820, the first American 'Hamlette,' Sarah Bartley, played it at the Park Theatre in New York. (more...)

Tippet Rise Art Center Announces Highlights of Second Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Tippet Rise Art Center, set beneath the big sky of Montana midway between Billings and the edge of Yellowstone National Park, has announced the dates and selected highlights of its next concert season, July 7 through September 17, 2017. The Art Center, which opened in June 2016, is located on a 10,260-acre working ranch and celebrates the union of land, art, architecture and music, presenting concerts by world-renowned musicians and large-scale contemporary sculpture. Building on a successful inaugural year, and responding to demand from both the local public and visitors from around the world, Tippet Rise has added another four weekends to the season and several Sunday performances. (more...)

Royal Family Productions Presents a Reading of Keenan Scott II's THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

 Royal Family Productions (Chris Henry, Artistic Director) will present a stage reading of Keenan Scott II's Thoughts of a COLORED MAN on a day when the sun set too early,  directed by Chris Henry  as part of its developmental series.  The reading will take place on Saturday, December 3 at 2pm at the Royal Family Performing Arts Space (145 West 46th Street, 3rd Floor). Tickets are FREE and available to the Public. Limited seating, please RSVP to marybrennanrfp@gmail.com. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld UK Regional Awards Update - IN THE HEIGHTS Winning Best New Production of a Musical!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 9, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Australia - Sydney Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble Presents the World Premiere of WINTER by Julie Jensen
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (RTE), Chicago's only Equity theatre dedicated to producing new work with women at the core, announces the world premiere of Winter by Julie Jensen. The production, co-directed by RTE members Megan Carney and Mark Ulrich,runs January 7 - February 11, 2017, at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue in Chicago.  The press opening is Monday, January 16, 2017 at 7:00pm. (more...)

OUT OF THE APPLE ORCHARD- New Holiday Play Premieres 12/19 –12/22
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Out of the Apple Orchard, a new play based on the award-winning book of the same name, makes its Orlando premiere at the Orlando Repertory Theatre this holiday season, playing December 19 through 22. Inspired by Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, Out of the Apple Orchard is a beautiful story of forgiveness, hunger, healing, and new beginnings that's the perfect holiday offering for the whole family. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Austin Regional Awards Update - ZACH Theatre Leads!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 9, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Austin Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Bell Shakespeare Announces First Production For 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Artistic Director, Peter Evans, has announced the first production for 2017 for Bell Shakespeare. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Raleigh Regional Awards Update - Judy McLane, John Arthur Greene and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 9, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Raleigh Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Salt Lake City Regional Awards Update - CenterPoint Legacy Theatre Winning Best Theatre Company of the Year!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 9, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Salt Lake City Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

McCarter Helps Mercer Street Friends 'Send Hunger Packing' This Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Street Friends Food Bank, in conjunction with McCarter's annual production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, running December 9 - 31 in McCarter's Matthews Theatre.  (more...)

Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT Reimagined Underneath an African Sky for Local Audiences
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Artscape Theatre in association with The Maynardville Theatre Trust and The City of Cape Town will present an adaptation of the romantic Shakespearean comedy, TWELFTH NIGHT, at the Maynardville's Open Air Theatre in 2017. Starring David Johnson and Elizabeth Akudugu, this uniquely African-inspired version is directed by Geoffrey Hyland. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Memphis Regional Awards Update - Playhouse on the Square Winning Best Professional Theater Company!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 9, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Jacksonville Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Teri Bibb and More Set for Family Friendly Holiday Concerts at Rubicon Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company makes the holidays merry and musical with special concerts at the theatre for audiences of all ages. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Images of Ruth Wilson in Ivo van Hove's HEDDA GABLER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Ivo van Hove, one of the world's most exciting directors, makes his National Theatre debut with a modern production of Ibsen's masterpiece.  Press Night for Hedda Gabler is 12 December.  The production will continue in repertoire until 21 March. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Appleton Regional Awards Update - Harter Clingman, Malcolm McCanles in Lead!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Appleton, WI Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT to Play Final Performance 12/19
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Maberry Theatricals (Devlin Elliott and Tom Kirdahy) are thrilled to announce that Emmy Award winning actor Richard Thomas ("The Waltons," You Can't Take It With You) will perform the final show of the critically-acclaimed engagement of WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT, by Nassim Soleimanpour, on Monday, December 19, 2016. The limited engagement, New York Premiere of WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT began performances on March 7.  (more...)

Busey-Hamlet Parody Hit Returns to The People's Improv Theater with New Title
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Following this summer's critically acclaimed run at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, and in the footsteps of Gary Busey's recent Off-Broadway Perfect Crime debut, the formerly titled Gary Busey's One-Man Hamlet returns to The PIT Loft for two performances on January 9 & 10 as the newly minted David Carl's Celebrity One-Man Hamlet. (more...)

Jason O'Connell's THE DORK KNIGHT to Bring Batman to Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company kicks off 2017 with a limited engagement of THE DORK KNIGHT, a new play written and performed by Jason O'Connell (star of Bedlam's recent Off-Broadway hit Sense and Sensibility) about his complicated relationship with the Caped Crusader. (more...)

Full Casting for THE ADDAMS FAMILY Tour Announced
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Aria Entertainment and Music & Lyrics Limited are delighted to announce the full cast for the UK and Ireland tour of the musical comedy, The Addams Family. (more...)

Actors Theatre to Launch the New Year with LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Kevin E. Moore are delighted to announce the cast and creative team for Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill. This commanding and moving play, written by Lanie Robertson, directed by Bill Fennelly and featuring Deidrie Henry as Billie Holiday, is set in the intimate atmosphere of the Bingham Theatre. (more...)

OLIVER RICHMAN Covers Kenny Loggins' 'Celebrate Me Home'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Multi-talented 16-year-old actor/singer, Oliver Richman (www.oliverrichman.com), releases new holiday music with his latest recording, “Celebrate Me Home,” – the title track to Kenny Loggins' debut album in 1977. Richman's new release is now available for digital download on Amazon and iTunes. (more...)

Cast Complete for Kander & Ebb's THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS at Porchlight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre announces the Chicago premiere of the Broadway musical The Scottsboro Boys, February 3 - March 12, featuring music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb, book by David Thompson, direction by Samuel G. Roberson, Jr, music direction by Doug Peck and choreography by Florence Walker-Harris with Breon Arzell as associate choreographer, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. (more...)

BWW Review: HAMLET, Trafalgar Studios
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Dec 8, 2016

The famous story of the Prince of Denmark follows Hamlet on his murderous quest to avenge the death of his father. The enduring appeal of Shakespeare's tragedy is the writer's skill in retaining mystery about the eponymous protagonist. He is an enigma and audiences' perceptions of him always vary. (more...)

Tickets for MATILDA THE MUSICAL on Sale Tomorrow at Dr. Phillips Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

TIME Magazine's #1 Show of the Year, Matilda The Musical, is coming to Orlando as part of the FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando Series. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MTC MainStage's IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's professional award-winning theatre company, continues its 30th Anniversary Season with a production of the holiday favorite It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. The play will run December 9-18. Staged in a state-of-the-art 110-seat theatre, MTC's production of It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play presents Broadway actors in Connecticut's most intimate theatregoing experience. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

The Wooster Group's THE TOWN HALL AFFAIR Coming to Z Space
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Z Space and piece by piece productions will present The Town Hall Affair at Z Space, April 6-16, 2017. Press opening is Saturday, April 8 at 8pm. (more...)

Richard Armitage Performs 'Romeo and Juliet: A Novel' for Audible
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Audible Studios, a production arm of Audible.com, today announced the release of stage and screen actor Richard Armitage's heartfelt performance of David Hewson's Romeo and Juliet: A Novel. Hewson reimagined the world's most famous love story exclusively for Audible, and in it he plumbs both Shakespeare's classic play and its source material to produce a romantic, historical tragedy told in modern English that takes listeners through Juliet's search for individual identity at a time when women were rarely treated as though they had one. Armitage's performance is now available for download at audible.com/R&J. (more...)

Original Director, Star to Reunite for Druid's 20th Anniversary Production of THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE at BAM
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Druid Theatre will remount Martin McDonagh's sensational, award-winning dark comedy, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, at BAM's Harvey Theater (651 Fulton St.) this winter. (more...)

Kentucky Shakespeare's ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD to Play The Kentucky Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Kentucky Shakespeare's production of Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead will play The Kentucky Center's Bomhard Theatre (501 W. Main Street, Louisville). (more...)

Christopher Haydon Announces Cast for the UK Premiere of THE CONVERT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre, Christopher Haydon, today announces the cast for the UK premiere of Danai Gurira's The Convert. Following the success of her critically acclaimed Eclipsed, which ran at the Gate in 2015, Gurira's The Convert will open the Gate's Resist! season, a series of plays about rebellion and revolution. (more...)

Steven Barkhimer and Paula Plum to Star in WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? at the Lyric Stage; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston announces cast & creative team for Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, directed by Scott Edmiston, running January 13 - February 12, 2016. (more...)

Tony Winner Darko Tresnjak Extends Stay as Artistic Director of Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Sue Ann Collins, president of the Board of Directors of Hartford Stage, announced today that Darko Tresnjak, artistic director since 2012, has extended his contract through June 2019. (more...)

Tarell Alvin McCraney Named Yale School of Drama Chair of Playwriting
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

James Bundy, Dean, has announced the appointment of Tarell Alvin McCraney as the Chair of the Department of Playwriting at Yale School of Drama, effective July 1, 2017, for a three-year term. (more...)

Hollywood Stage Company to Launch with BENT This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The "Hollywood Stage Company" has been launched in Los Angeles as a brand new troupe of regionally-based, seasoned and up-and-coming actors, singers, dancers and stage crew whose goal is to present a series of classic and iconic live theatrical presentations. (more...)

Award-winning Quirky Love Story WHISTLE STOP at the Baxter this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Under the meticulous direction of Frances Slabolepszy, the award-winning duo and real-life couple, Ameera Patel and Jaques de Silva, bring the acclaimed comedic two-hander WHISTLE STOP to the Baxter Golden Arrow stage for a short season this summer. (more...)

Seize the Day! Tickets for Disney's NEWSIES Now on Sale at a Cinema Near You!
by Movies News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Audiences have a final chance to “Seize the Day!” – tickets are now available for “Disney's Newsies: The Broadway Musical!,” playing in U.S. movie theaters for three days only on Thursday, February 16 at 7:00 p.m., Saturday February 18 at 12:55 p.m. and Wednesday, February 22 at 7:00 p.m. (all local times). (more...)

The Seeing Place Announces Modern-Dress, Uncut Production of MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2016

What do you feel you are owed in this world? What are you willing to do to get it? To complete the season's theme, 'But Who Am I, Really,' The Seeing Place presents one of Shakespeare's greatest stories in a way rarely seen it before: with a deep emphasis on text that's understandable, presented in modern dress to deeply connect the audience to the play's relevance today. (more...)

OBERON Announces December - January Programming Featuring Sound Society, I.D. Festival, and More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

OBERON, the American Repertory Theater's (A.R.T.) second stage and club theater venue on the fringe of Harvard Square, announces events to be presented at OBERON during December and January - including OBERON Presents, Visiting Artists, and Usual Suspects. (more...)

Abigail Breslin, Norbert Leo Butz and More Join The New Group's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The New Group announces additional casting for productions coming up in the company's 2016-2017 Season. (more...)

Annette O'Toole Joins MAN FROM NEBRASKA at Second Stage Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Just announced, Annette O'Toole will assume the role of Nancy Carpenter in the upcoming New York premiere production of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts' play, MAN FROM NEBRASKA, directed by David Cromer. (more...)

Shop for the Holidays with THE GRINCH and More at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The Old Globe has some great ideas to simplify your holiday shopping this year! Might we suggest tickets for the family to our 19th annual production of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, a San Diego multigenerational family tradition, which runs now through December 26. (more...)

Jamie Lloyd to Direct Immersive Philip Ridley Double Bill at Shoreditch Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Today Shoreditch Town Hall announces an immersive double-bill of Philip Ridley plays, including the world premiere of Killer and a new production of Ridley's contemporary classic The Pitchfork Disney, his first stage play which premiered in 1991. The productions will both be directed by Jamie Lloyd and run in 'The Ditch' basement spaces of Shoreditch Town Hall in spring 2017. (more...)

Steven J. Burge to Play Heavenly Father After Wesley Taylor Departs AN ACT OF GOD in Denver
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Denver Center for the Performing Arts Broadway/Cabaret announces today that Wesley Taylor, Broadway star and fan favorite in the NBC TV show 'Smash,' will play God through January 22. Steven J. Burge will assume the role of God starting January 24. (more...)

Cast Announced for Lawrence Dial's DANNYKRISDONNAVERONICA at 4th Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Wheelhouse Theater Company is pleased to present the World Premiere of Lawrence Dial's DANNYKRISDONNAVERONICA, directed by Jeff Wise at the 4th Street Theater (83 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery) January 7-28. (more...)

Voices Carry: A Celebration of Irish Women Writing at Irish Arts Center 12/6
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Irish Arts Center, which projects a dynamic image of Ireland and Irish America for the 21st century, is pleased to present Voices Carry: A Celebration of Women Writing, December 6. Organized by author and playwright Honor Molloy and directed by Kira Simring, the event features Ms. Molloy and actors Gina Costigan, Angel Desai and Orlagh Cassidy in dramatic readings of 20th Century works spanning a variety of forms, including memoir, novels, poetry, drama, and radio. The featured texts-by renowned contemporary authors Anne Enright andEdna O'Brien; playwright Gina Moxley; and late writers including Leland Bardwell, Maeve Brennan, Elizabeth Bowen, Lucy Grealy, Maura Laverty, and Claire McAllister-explore the humor, depth, and resilience of Irish and Irish American women. (more...)

Photo Flash: La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club Presents CLOVER by Erik Ehn
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

La MaMa presents Clover, a new experimental theater drama about America's history of violence by Erik Ehn, directed by Glory Kadigan with original music by Maya Solovey and original puppet design & puppetry direction by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew.  Performances will be staged at the First Floor Theatre at La MaMa, 74a East 4th Street,New York, NY 10003 from December 1-16, 2016.  (more...)

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