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Mark Rylance to Reign on Broadway in FARINELLI AND THE KING This Winter
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Mark Rylance, three-time Tony Award winner (Jerusalem, Boeing-Boeing, Twelfth Night) and Academy Award-winner (Bridge of Spies), will return to Broadway in the critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe production of FARINELLI AND THE KING, a new play with music by author and composer Claire van Kampen, it was announced today by producers Sonia Friedman, Shakespeare's Globe and Paula Marie Black. (more...)

Photo Flash: Alice McMahon Takes the Journey to Becoming a Sex Therapist in BECOMING DR. RUTH
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2017

Ridgefield actor, Alice McMahon stars in Becoming Dr. Ruth, a play filled with the humor, honesty and life-affirming spirit of Karola Ruth Siegel, the girl who would later become Dr. Ruth Westheimer. Presented by the Square One Theatre in Stratford, Connecticut, the award-winningMcMahon is directed by Tom Holehan. (more...)

LETTICE AND LOVAGE to Open Westport Country Playhouse's 87th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The Tony Award-nominated comedy, "Lettice and Lovage," will open Westport Country Playhouse's 87th Season, written by Peter Shaffer, author of "Amadeus," and directed by Mark Lamos, Playhouse artistic director.  The play runs from May 30 through June 17.  (more...)

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD to Apparate Into Broadway's Transfigured Lyric Theatre Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Sonia Friedman, Colin Callender and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions, producers of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, have today confirmed that the production will have its Broadway premiere in the Spring of 2018 at the newly renovated Lyric Theatre in New York. (more...)

Samantha Hill, Jeremy Morse and More Set for Staged Readings of F*CK MARRY KILL
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Less Than Rent Theatre announced today that FUCK MARRY KILL (FMK), a Jacobean revenge comedy set in suburban Connecticut, would perform readings open to industry professionals on May 22nd and 23rd. The play was written by James Presson and will be directed by Sash Bischoff. It was previously developed at the Lincoln Center Lab. (more...)

Peninsula Players Theatre Announces 2017 Artists
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theatre and Door County's theatrical icon, announces artistic company members for its 82nd season, running June 13 through October 15, 2017.  (more...)

Chicago Acting Couple Paula Scrofano and John Reeger to Star in THE GIN GAME at Drury Lane
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2017-2018 season with the Pulitzer-winning play The Gin Game written by D.L. Coburn, featuring Jeff Award winners Paula Scrofano and John Reeger, and directed by Ross Lehman. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for RACING DEMON at Theatre Royal Bath
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Theatre Royal Bath Productions has announced full casting for David Hare's Racing Demon, directed by Jonathan Church, which today began rehearsals ahead of its run at Theatre Royal Bath from Wednesday 21 June to Saturday 8 July. (more...)

THE REAL THING, GEORGE'S MARVELLOUS MEDICINE and More Set for Rose Theatre Kingston's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Rose Theatre Kingston today announces its autumn 2017 and spring 2018 season. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 11, 2017
by - May 11, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 11 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

New Theatre Presents the Sydney Premiere of THE CLEAN HOUSE by Sarah Ruhl
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

"Love isn't clean. It's dirty. Like a good joke" (more...)

SITI Company's John Cage-Inspired Play CHESS MATCH NO. 5 Starts Tonight at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company, under the artistic direction of Tony Speciale, presents the world premiere of CHESS MATCH NO. 5, conceived and directed by Anne Bogart, with text arranged by Jocelyn Clarke from the words of John Cage. (more...)

FRACKED! OR: PLEASE DON'T USE THE F-WORD to Tour the UK from April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

???????Following an acclaimed, sold-out run at Chichester Festival Theatre, FRACKED! OR: PLEASE DON'T USE THE F-WORD will embark on a UK tour from April 2017. Alistair Beaton's provocative new comedy takes us to an idyllic English village threatened by an energy company intent on drilling for shale gas.  (more...)

The Watermill Theatre Announces Cast of TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Artistic and Executive Director, Paul Hart today announces the company for his new production of Twelfth Night continuing The Watermill Theatre's bold, ensemble driven approach to Shakespeare. Twelfth Night runs from 6 April to 6 May and in repertoire with Hart's 2016 production of Romeo + Juliet from 18 to 22 July. Both productions will tour nationally from Tuesday 16 May to Thursday 3 August (more...)

Berkeley Rep Looks at the Years Following Roe v. Wade in ROE World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the world premiere production of Roe written by Lisa Loomer and directed by Bill Rauch. Roe is a co-production with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Arena Stage. (more...)

HAMLET to Transfer to Harold Pinter Theatre Following Sold-Out Run at Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Olivier Award-winning director, Robert Icke's (Mary Stuart, The Red Barn, Uncle Vanya, Oresteia, Mr Burns and 1984), ground-breaking and electrifying production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, starring BAFTA award-winner Andrew Scott (Moriarty in BBC's Sherlock, Denial, Spectre, Design For Living and Cock) in the title role, will transfer to the Harold Pinter Theatre, following a critically acclaimed and sell out run at the Almeida Theatre. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Unwin's ALL OUR CHILDREN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Full casting is announced for Stephen Unwin's, All Our Children, his gripping new play which probes one of the darkest episodes in recent history. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for Defibrillator's Major New Revival of A LIE OF THE MIND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

With their critically acclaimed production of Stephen Karam's Speech & Debate running at the Trafalgar Studios, Defibrillator Artistic Director James Hillier today announces the full casting for their production of Sam Shepard's A Lie of the Mind. (more...)

THE CARDINAL Finds Full Company at Southwark Payhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Natalie Simpson (Royal Shakespeare Company's recent productions of King Lear, Hamlet and Cymbeline) joins an eleven-strong cast to play Duchess Rosaura alongside the previously announced Stephen Boxer in THE CARDINAL at Southwark Playhouse. James Shirley's tragic masterpiece, directed by Justin Audibert, plays from 26 April - 27 May with a press performance on 28 April. (more...)

ONCE UPON A TIME's Jennifer Morrison and More Round Out Cast of Matthew Perry's THE END OF LONGING at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

MCC Theater today announced complete casting for the American Premiere of the play The End of Longing, a new play written by and starring 'Friends' star Matthew Perry in his NYC playwriting and stage acting debuts. (more...)

GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER, FAMILIAR, THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE and More on Tap for Guthrie Theater's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

The Guthrie Theater today announced seven of the nine productions to be offered as part of the theater's 2017-2018 subscription season, including Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and Todd Kreidler's Guess Who's Coming to Dinner on the Wurtele Thrust Stage, and Lillian Hellman's Watch on the Rhine, Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit, Danai Gurira's Familiar, Kia Corthron's world premiere adaptation of Ibsen's An Enemy of the People and Matthew Lopez's The Legend of Georgia McBride on the McGuire Proscenium Stage. (more...)

Imelda Staunton-Led WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? to Hit Cinemas This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Following the enormously successful opening of James Macdonald's new production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? starring Imelda Staunton, Conleth Hill, Imogen Poots and Luke Treadaway, producers today announced the forthcoming live broadcast of the play to cinemas throughout the UK and beyond as part of National Theatre Live. (more...)

Joshua Jackson, Stephen Spinella, John McGinty and Lauren Ridloff to Lead BTG's CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, Helmed by Kenny Leon; Summer Casting Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group announces the final production of its upcoming 2017 Summer Season will be Mark Medoff's Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Award-winning play, Children of a Lesser God, which will begin performances on Thursday, June 22 at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage. Opening night is set for Saturday, June 24 at 8pm. (more...)

ShawChicago Sets 'Dysfunctional Family Fun' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

ShawChicago presents its 2017/18 season, Dysfunctional Family Fun: 1776-1926. The season will include George Bernard Shaw's The Devil's Disciple, Margaret Raether's Jeeves In Bloom, based on the works of P.G. Wodehouse, and Noel Coward's Hay Fever. All performances will be at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60610. (more...)

Chicago Premiere of David Adjmi's 3C to Play A Red Orchid Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

???????A Red Orchid Theatre concludes its 2016-2017 Season with the Chicago premiere of 3C, written by David Adjmi and directed by Ensemble Member Shade Murray. The production runs April 20 - June 4, 2017, at A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells. The press opening is Monday, April 24 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Casting Update Announced for Defibrillator's Major New Revival of A LIE OF THE MIND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

With their critically acclaimed production of Stephen Karam's Speech and Debate running at the Trafalgar Studios, Defibrillator Artistic Director James Hillier today announces a casting update for their production of Sam Shepherd's A Lie of the Mind. (more...)

Disney's TARZAN Gets Chicago Premiere This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

To celebrate its 10th Anniversary, NightBlue Performing Arts Company opens its 2017 season with the Chicago premiere of 'Disney's TARZAN: The Broadway Musical' at Stage773, 1225 W. Belmont. (more...)

BWW Review: HAY FEVER at IRISH CLASSICAL THEATRE
by Michael Rabice - Jun 9, 2017

A frothy Noel Coward evening on a warm June night sounds like perfect programming. Buffalo's Irish Classical Theatre is presenting his light hearted romp Hay Fever with mixed results, at best. Although considered one of Coward's lesser works, Hay Fever has achieved a respectable position in the theatre canon, mostly in part to it's unique opportunities to portray lovably odd characters. (more...)

Cygnet Theatre Launches Season 15 with ANIMAL CRACKERS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Cygnet Theatre will launch its 15th season with the musical comedy Animal Crackers, the hallmark of the Marx Brothers lunacy, based on the 1928 Broadway hit with book by Broadway masters George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind.  The success of the play was followed by the film version (1930), which launched the brothers into film stardom, never again appearing on Broadway. The Marx Brothers are commonly thought to be among the greatest and most influential comedians of the 20th century. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at LETTICE AND LOVAGE at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

The Tony Award-nominated comedy, 'Lettice and Lovage,' opens Westport Country Playhouse's 87th Season, written by Peter Shaffer, author of 'Amadeus,' and directed by Mark Lamos, Playhouse artistic director. The play runs now through June 17. The cast includes Kandis Chappell, Mia Dillon, Sarah Manton, and Paxton Whitehead. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA, THE FRONT PAGE Set for Saint Sebastian Players' 37th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

The Saint Sebastian Players (SSP) announce the company's 37th season: a Spanish drama, a British farce and a Chicago comedy, all set in the 1920s-30s. (more...)

Daniel Reece, Michael Boatman, Kevin Cahoon, Meredith Garretson, Paul Whitty and More Line Up for Ken Ludwig's ROBIN HOOD! at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of an exciting Globe-commissioned world premiere comedy, Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood! (more...)

ONE VOICE AT THE OLD VIC to Feature Monologues by Mark Watson, Amelia Bullmore, and Yasmina Reza
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The Old Vic today announced the next One Voice at The Old Vic which will take place on 7 July featuring new monologues written by Mark Watson and Amelia Bullmore performed by Katherine Parkinson and Niamh Cusack as well as a monologue by Yasmina Reza. (more...)

THIS MUCH IS TRUE: World Premiere of Louis Nowra's Final Chapter of Trilogy
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Red Line Productions is thrilled to present the world premiere of This Much Is True, written by one of Australia's leading playwrights Louis Nowra, for a limited season at the Old Fitz Theatre from July 12. (more...)

Russell Tovey, Mark Bonnar & More Announced For QUEERS At Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2017

The Old Vic today announces casting for Queers, a series of eight monologues curated by Mark Gatiss. Staged on 28 and 31 July at The Old Vic, they mark 50 years since the Sexual Offences Act of 1967 began the decriminalisation process for homosexuality between men. Queers celebrates some of the most poignant, funny, tragic and riotous moments of British gay male history over the last century.  (more...)

Full Cast Announced For Peter Gill's New Adaptation of UNCLE VANYA at Theatr Clwyd
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd, Tamara Harvey, today announces the full cast for her production of Uncle Vanya, in a first-time co-production with Sheffield Theatres. (more...)

Casting Announced For WINDOWS at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Celebrating the 150th birthday of novelist and playwright John Galsworthy, the first professional UK production in 85 years of Windows by John Galsworthy opens at the Finborough Theatre for a three week limited season on Tuesday, 22 August 2017 (Press Nights: Thursday, 24 August and Friday, 25 August 2017 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Menier Chocolate Factory Announces the English Language World Premiere of Florian Zeller's THE LIE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

With The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾ The Musical currently running at the theatre and Funny Girl on tour nationwide, the Menier Chocolate Factory today announces the English language world premiere of Florian Zeller's The Lie in a translation by Christopher Hampton. (more...)

CinemaLive and Shakespeare's Globe Announce First Live Cinema Broadcast
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

CinemaLive and Shakespeare's Globe have just announced the first live cinema broadcast from this iconic, open-air theatre. (more...)

Casting, Dates Set for Alan Ayckbourn's New Play THE DIVIDE at The Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

The Old Vic today gives a sneak preview of what's to come in 2018 at The Old Vic during its bicentenary. The Divide, a new play by Alan Ayckbourn, will open at The Old Vic on 3 February 2018 with previews from 30 January 2018, following its premiere at the Edinburgh International Festival this summer. (more...)

Geva Theatre Center presents PRIVATE LIVES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Geva Theatre Center presents Private Lives, Noel Coward's hilarious comedy of manners.Private Lives is directed by Mark Cuddy and will be performed in the Wilson Stage from March 21 to April 16. (more...)

Asolo Rep Presents Inside Asolo Rep: BORN YESTERDAY and THE LITTLE FOXES on Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Asolo Rep will host Inside Asolo Rep: BORN YESTERDAY and THE LITTLE FOXES today, February 23 at 11am, with refreshments at 10am. This special behind-the-scenes panel will spotlight Asolo Rep's productions of Garson Kanin's classic American comedy BORN YESTERDAY (February 8 - April 15) and Lillian Hellman's gripping drama THE LITTLE FOXES  (March 15 - April 15).  The panel will feature BORN YESTERDAY director Peter Amster, THE LITTLE FOXES director and two-time Tony® winner Frank Galati, Tracy Michelle Arnold (Regina Giddens, THE LITTLE FOXES), and Christina DeCicco (Billie Dawn, BORN YESTERDAY). This insightful discussion will be helmed by Asolo Rep Dramaturg and Casting Associate Lauryn E. Sasso.  (more...)

Casting Announced for YOU'RE HUMAN LIKE THE REST OF THEM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Directed by Carla Kingham. Set and Costume Design by Ruta Irbite. Lighting by Kieron Johnson. Sound by Max Pappenheim. Produced by Audrey Thayer. Presented by Marricdale Productions in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre. Supported by the B. S. Johnson Estate. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of THE GREAT GATSBY at Orlando Shakes
by Stage Tube - Feb 17, 2017

Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando Shakes) in Partnership with UCF presents F. Scott Fitzgerald's literary masterpiece, The Great Gatsby from February 8 - March 26, 2017 in the Margeson Theater. Adapted for stage by Simon Levy, The Great Gatsby will play in repertory with William Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost (February 22 - March 24, 2017). BroadwayWorld has a first look below! (more...)

Further Casting Announced for Trevor Nunn's Production of LETTICE AND LOVAGE at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

With Love in Idleness currently running at its home base and soon to follow its production of Travesties at the Apollo Theatre, and with David Baddiel: My Family Not the Sitcom running in the West End, and Funny Girl on a major national tour, the Menier Chocolate Factory announces a casting update for its production of Peter Shaffer's Lettice and Lovage. (more...)

Red Bull to Stage New Version of Nikolai Erdman's THE MANDATE Next Monday
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Red Bull Theater today announced the cast for their next Revelation Reading on Monday May 1st (7:30pm) at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street): the New York Premiere of Nikolai Erdman's The Mandate in a new version by Declan Donnellan (Cheek-by-Jowl), directed by Ethan McSweeny. (more...)

Theatre Royal Presents WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

From Emma Stone and Viola Davis stealing the limelight at the Oscars, to Billie Piper and Glenda Jackson taking centre stage in the West End, 2017 has been a golden year for actresses. (more...)

Greenwich Librarian Alice McMahon Bonvenuto Stars in BECOMING DR. RUTH
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2017

Greenwich librarian and Ridgefield resident, Alice McMahon Bonvenuto, stars in Becoming Dr. Ruth, a play filled with the humor, honesty and life-affirming spirit of Karola Ruth Siegel, the girl who would later become Dr. Ruth Westheimer. Presented by the Square One Theatre in Stratford, Connecticut, the award-winning Bonvenuto is directed by Tom Holehan. (more...)

BECOMING DR. RUTH is Final Production of Square One Theatre's 27th Season Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Square One Theatre concludes its current season with the stage production of Becoming Dr. Ruth, which is filled with the humor, honesty and life-affirming spirit of Karola Ruth Siegel, the girl who would later become Dr. Ruth Westheimer. (more...)

Graham Rowat, Mortimer Brewster and More Sign on for BTG's 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group announces additional casting for BTG's 2017 Summer Season, including Broadway actor, Graham Rowat (most recently featured in the Broadway revival of Sunset Boulevard) as Mortimer in Arsenic and Old Lace. (more...)

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