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THE EXORCIST Premieres at Birmingham Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

A new production of The Exorcist, directed by Sean Mathias, will receive its UK premiere at Birmingham Repertory Theatre from Friday 21 October - Saturday 5 November 2016. The cast features Jenny Seagrove in the role of Chris, Peter Bowles as Father Merrin and Adam Garcia as Damien. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/19/2016 - Celebrity Game Night and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 19, 2016

Today's big news: Laura Benanti, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Andrew Rannells and more gather for Honest Accomplice Theatre's celebrity game night benefit! (more...)

Cast Complete for Bush Theatre's THIS PLACE WE KNOW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Full casting for the Bush Theatre's programme of six new, commissioned plays This Place We Know has been announced today. Residents of the local community are also now invited to submit photography celebrating W12, to be in with a chance of having their work displayed as part of WeAreW12, a free photography exhibition curated by photographer Eileen Perrier. (more...)

BWW Blog: Jessica Walker - Deciphering Diva
by Guest Blogger: Jessica Walker - May 9, 2016

Divas are a classic theatre troupe that have appeared in productions for decades. So often divas come off as brazen, brash, and dramatic, having a shallow personality and the constant need to acquire attention. Earlier in April my peers and I began work on "Hay Fever" by Noel Coward, a play that puts a dramatic family under the microscope and examines the interactions between relatives that don't fit the standard definition of "normal." I was thrilled to have been cast as Judith Bliss, the matriarch of the Bliss family and an ex-starlet herself. Through the process of this show, and using Judith as a lens, I have found the "diva" to be so much more than the dramatic figure he or she is often portrayed to be, but rather a complex and insecure character that can be challenging to decipher.  (more...)

BWW Review: Ah-choo! Theatre Memphis Gets HAY FEVER
by Joseph Baker - May 6, 2016

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London Classic Theatre Brings Pinter's THE BIRTHDAY PARTY to Belgrade Theatre
by Marianka Swain - May 31, 2016

Following successful tours of Alan Ayckbourn's Absent Friends and Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot in 2015, London Classic Theatre return to the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, with their new production of Harold Pinter's THE BIRTHDAY PARTY from Tues 14 to Sat 18 June. It's directed by Michael Cabot, with design by Bek Palmer and lighting by Andy Grange. (more...)

BWW Review: Vagabonds' MOON OVER BUFFALO Keeps the Audience in Stitches
by Jack L. B. Gohn - May 31, 2016

Driven to a frenzy by the thought that director film director Frank Capra is in the audience, the Hay family and their retinue get completely confused about the play to be performed for him. Is it Private Lives or Cyrano de Bergerac? It kinda matters which, since the two plays aren't interchangeable, as Moon Over Buffalo will in due course illustrate. (more...)

North Coast Repertory Theatre to Present HEDDA GABLER This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Arguably one of the most complex and intriguing female characters ever written, HEDDA GABLER weaves a mesmerizing tale of a woman trapped in a loveless marriage who is driven by a need for power and freedom. (more...)

New Artistic Director David Greig Announces First Season at Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh
by Marianka Swain - May 3, 2016

Award-winning playwright David Greig has announced the details of his first season as Artistic Director of the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, Scotland's largest producing theatre. The 2016/17 season features 11 main stage productions, including the revival of an iconic political play, a new twist on Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, Caryl Churchill's A Number, and a large-scale production featuring the citizens of Edinburgh. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hampton Theatre's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE In Rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2016

"Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike," the Drama Desk and Tony Award-winning comedy by Christopher Durang that NY Times critic Ben Brantley called "a loving rejection of pretty much everything," will be the fourth and final play of the Hampton Theatre Company's 2015-2016 season, opening on May 26, at the Quogue Community Hall and running through June 12. Check out photos of the cast in rehearsals below! (more...)

BWW Review: CentreStage's AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE - And Just What Would Ibsen Write About Flint, Michigan?
by Joseph Baker - May 2, 2016

As the curtain prepares to close on the theatre season in Memphis, 'tried and true' standards -- A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE at Germantown Community Theatre and Hay Fever at Theatre Memphis -- are competing stage to stage with powerhouse musicals -- MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL at Playhouse on the Square. Easy to overlook is CentreStage Theatre's 'small scale' but timely production of Henrik Ibsen's AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, staged at the Evergreen Theatre. While the intimate confines of that particular venue necessarily limit the production values that might be found elsewhere, the themes and surprising ironic twists, as well as the commitment of Director Marler Stone and his ensemble, are as relevant and riveting as an audience might wish -- Just how much 'truth' should be shared with the public? When funds go 'head to head' with environmental and health concerns, which will out? When democracy is allowed to go 'full steam ahead,' are there inherent dangers? Frankly, the play -- written decades ago -- reminds me how far ahead of his time Ibsen was as a writer. (more...)

FIDDLER and KING AND I Designer Michael Yeargan Among 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff Honorees
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Legendary scenic and costume designer, MICHAEL YEARGAN (currently represented on Broadway with Fiddler on the Roof and The King and I), and costume designer SUSAN TSU are among the 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients. The awards will be presented at a ceremony on Friday, May 20, at 6:30pm, at the Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's A SONG AT TWILIGHT
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's 54th season kicks off in high style with Noel Coward's final and semi-autobiographical play, A SONG AT TWILIGHT. Performances began May 11 and continue through May 29 at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue (at Lancaster Road) in Madison. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

North Coast Rep to Present World Premiere Translation of HEDDA GABLER
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Arguably one of the most complex and intriguing female characters ever written, HEDDA GABLER weaves a mesmerizing tale of a woman trapped in a loveless marriage who is driven by a need for power and freedom. Working from a freshly translated script by Anne-Charlotte Harvey that removes stilted language while staying true to Ibsen's voice, the actors have put their personal touches on their characters to create a piece that speaks to contemporary audiences. Lovers of classic theatre will not want to miss this gripping world premiere translation. (more...)

*PHOTOS & VIDEO* Cast Announced For The 60th Anniversary Production Of MY FAIR LADY at Sydney Opera House *PHOTOS & VIDEO*
by Jade Kops - May 12, 2016

*PHOTOS & VIDEO* The Principal Cast of the 60th Anniversary Production of MY FAIR LADY was announced in Sydney. *PHOTOS & VIDEO* (more...)

ISOThrive Launches for Prebiotic Fiber for Good Gut Health
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

ISOThrive, the first naturally fermented concentrated prebiotic nectar - the essential natural soluble fiber that heals and protects the gut by feeding your gut bacteria - is now available. (more...)

uHoo Launches Indoor Air Toxin Sensor
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

New on IndieGogo, raising $ for a Holiday 2016 launch is a new smart device which promises to tell you all you've ever wanted to know (and more) about your indoor air quality. Check it out, here.  (more...)

Elena Shaddow, Jason Gotay, PJ Benjamin, Kevin Cahoon & More Join The Muny's 98th Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Following its initial casting announcement in April, The Muny announced today additional principal cast members for its spectacular 98th season. The 2016 Muny season opens with The Wizard of Oz followed by 42nd Street and The Music Man. The season includes the premieres of the popular Mel Brooks comedy, Young Frankenstein and world-wide megahit, Mamma Mia!, and closes with Fiddler on the Roof and Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida. (more...)

Peninsula Players Theatre Names Artistic Company for 81st Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theatre and Door County's theatrical icon, announces company members for its 81st season, running June 14 through October 16, 2016. The mix of plays include a late-in-life romance, an intriguing whodunit, a raucous pop-rock musical, an engaging Midwest premiere and a wildly comic thriller. (more...)

Cathy Tyson To Lead THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST at Birmingham Rep and Leicester Curve
by Marianka Swain - Jun 30, 2016

Today, Curve Artistic Director, Nikolai Foster, announces the cast for his production of THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST. BAFTA and Golden Globe-nominated actress Cathy Tyson will star as the iconic Lady Bracknell in Foster's stylish reimagining of Wilde's much-loved comedy. Cathy is best known for her role in the multi-award winning film Mona Lisa, classic ITV drama series Band of Gold and her stage work with the RSC and Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse. (more...)

Freddie Fox, Clare Foster, Amy Morgan and More Announced for TRAVESTIES Revival
by Marianka Swain - Jun 29, 2016

Menier Chocolate Factory has announced further casting for its major revival of Tom Stoppard's TRAVESTIES. Joining Tom Hollander are: Clare Foster (Cecily), Freddie Fox (Tristan Tzara), Forbes Masson (Lenin), Peter McDonald (James Joyce), Amy Morgan (Gwendolen) and Sarah Quist (Nadya). Patrick Marber directs, and the production opens on 4 October, with previews from 22 September and runs until 19 November. Public booking opens today. (more...)

PRESENT LAUGHTER to Play The Marlowe Theate in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

TWO of the UK's favourite actors lead the cast of Noel Coward's sparking comedy Present Laughter, coming to The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, next month (July). (more...)

Amy Morgan and Freddie Fox Join Tom Hollander in TRAVESTIES at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

According to the Daily Mail, Menier Chocolate Factory's major new revival of Tom Stoppard's TRAVESTIES - the first London revival in over 20 years - will star Amy Morgan and Freddie Fox opposite previously announced Tom Hollander.  (more...)

John Malkovich Finds Stars for GOOD CANARY at the Rose Theatre
by Jessica Khan - Jun 23, 2016

The Daily Mail writes that Freya Mavor, Michael Simkins and Sally Rogers will star in STRANGER THAN FICTION screenwriter Zach Helm's play GOOD CANARY, directed by Broadway vet John Malkovich this autumn at the Rose Theatre.  (more...)

Megan McGinnis to Star in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Old Globe has announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of Paul Gordon's delightfully romantic new musical SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, developed with Rick Boynton and presented in association with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where it was commissioned and had its world premiere in April 2015. (more...)

Cast Announced for World Premiere of Amy Shindler's BURNING BRIDGES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Sally Knyvette and Theatre503 today announce the full cast for the world premiere of Burning Bridges, a new play by Amy Shindler.  Knyvette directsAnne Adams (Kate), Rae Brogan (Sarah) and Simon Bubb (Dan). The production opens at Theatre 503 on 16 September, with previews from 13 September, and runs until 8 October. (more...)

Writers Theatre Extends Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, announces a one-week extension to Company, featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth. The production is directed by William Brown. Company features original orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, Orchestral Reductions by Ian Weinberger, music direction by Tom Vendafreddo and choreography by Brock Clawson. The show, originally slated to run through July 31, 2016, will add an additional week, through August 7, in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. (more...)

THE OFFICE's Jenna Fischer and More to Star in Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of the world premiere of Steve Martin's new play METEOR SHOWER, an adult comedy, marking his welcome return to the Globe following the great success of Bright Star. (more...)

THE FULL MONTY Now on Stage through August 14 in Wisconsin
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

 Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theatre and Door County's professional theatrical icon, continues its 81st season throughAugust 14 with the lively, uplifting pop-rock musical that takes it all off, 'The Full Monty' with book by Terrence McNally and music and lyrics by David Yazbek.   'The Full Monty.'   'The Full Monty' contains adult themes, language and nudity. (more...)

Agatha Christie's THE HOLLOW Takes the Stage at Peninsula Players
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theatre and Door County's theatrical icon, continues its 81st season now through July 24 when it presents Agatha Christie's intriguing whodunit, 'The Hollow.' A weekend in the English countryside goes deathly awry with an explosive murder in this spell-binding mystery. (more...)

2016 Wilde Awards Nominations Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Theater professionals from across Michigan will gather Aug. 29 when The 2016 Wilde Awards are presented at The Berman Center for the Performing Arts in the Detroit suburb of West Bloomfield. Presented by EncoreMichigan.com, the most comprehensive resource for news and information about the state's professional theater industry, The Wilde Awards were established in 2002 to honor the excellent work produced by Michigan's professional theaters. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Tennessee Williams's A LOVELY SUNDAY IN CREVE COEUR at The Print Room
by Marianka Swain - Aug 9, 2016

Artistic Director of The Print Room at the Coronet Anda Winters today announces the full cast for Tennessee Williams' rarely performed A LOVELY SUNDAY IN CREVE COEUR, which opens the theatre's new Autumn season. Michael Oakley directs Debbie Chazen as Bodey, Hermione Gulliford as Helena, Laura Rogers as Dorothea and Julia Watson as Miss Gluck. The production opens in the main theatre space on 15 September, with previews from 12 September and runs until 7 October. (more...)

Noel Coward's HOME CHAT To Have Its First UK Production In 90 Years
by Edward Baker - Aug 5, 2016

'I am shirking off the chains that have shackled me for so long - I have suddenly come to realise that I am a woman - a living, passionate, pulsating woman - it never occurred to me before.' (more...)

Tony Winner Harriet Harris and More Board THE ROADS TO HOME at Primary Stages; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Primary Stages, in association with Catherine Adler, Jamie deRoy, and David Richenthal, has announced complete casting for the first show of the 2016/17 season, THE ROADS TO HOME, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Horton Foote (Harrison, TX). (more...)

Polly Adams, Tim Chipping, Philip Correia and More to Lead HOME CHAT at Finborough
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

A unique rediscovery in its first UK production since its premiere in 1927, Home Chat by Noel Coward opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 30 August 2016 (Press Night: Thursday, 1 September and Friday, 2 September 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Rose Theatre Kingston Announces Casting for GOOD CANARY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Rose Theatre Kingston today announces full casting for Zach Helm's Good Canary, directed by Award winning actor and director, John Malkovich. (more...)

Patrick Breen, Sophina Brown and Arden Myrin Join Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER at Long Wharf Theatre; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Long Wharf Theatre, in conjunction with the Old Globe in San Diego, presents the world premiere of Steve Martin's Meteor Shower, directed by Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein, running from September 28 through October 23, 2016. The full cast has just been announced! (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Extends WHAT THE BUTLER SAW
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Westport Country Playhouse announces that due to ticket demand for its current production of 'What the Butler Saw,' an extra performance has been added on Sunday, September 11, at 3 p.m. (more...)

Melbourne Theatre Company Reveals 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2016

Melbourne Theatre Company Artistic Director Brett Sheehy AO today revealed MTC's 2017 Season - a collection of works from around the world that celebrate the art of great, live storytelling.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at WHAT THE BUTLER SAW at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

'What the Butler Saw,' a shameless comedy by Joe Orton, offering a little blackmail and a lot of sexual innuendo, will be staged at Westport Country Playhouse, now through September 10. Director is John Tillinger, who helmed a recent, critically acclaimed production of the show in Los Angeles, as well as earlier productions in London and New York. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Comedy WHAT THE BUTLER SAW Starts This Month at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

"What the Butler Saw," a shameless comedy by Joe Orton, offering a little blackmail and a lot of sexual innuendo, will be staged at Westport Country Playhouse, August 23 - September 10.  (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...)

The Dragon Theatre Presents the Existential Classic Waiting For Godot
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Voted 'the most significant English language play of the 20th century" in a survey of playwrights, Waiting for Godot is considered a masterpiece of surrealist existentialism. Two wandering vagabonds, Vladimir and Estragon, wait by a lonely tree, to meet up with Mr. Godot, an enigmatic figure in a world where time, place and memory are blurred and meaning is where you find it. The men hope that Godot will change their lives for the better. Instead, two eccentric travelers arrive, one man on the end of the other's rope. The results are both surprisingly funny and somehow touching, and the trip will bend your brain in this vigorous conception of Samuel Beckett's classic. (more...)

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST to Open Birmingham Rep's Autumn 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

A brand new production of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest launches Birmingham Repertory Theatre's exciting 2016 Autumn season. (more...)

Jermyn Street To Stage Revival of A.A. Milne's THE DOVER ROAD
by Marianka Swain - Aug 10, 2016

In the 60th anniversary year of A.A Milne's death and the 90th anniversary of Winnie-the-Pooh's publication, Close Quarter Productions, in association with Jermyn Street Theatre, today announces a new production of Milne's play THE DOVER ROAD. Nichola McAuliffe directs Stefan Berdnarczyk, Tom Durant-Pritchard, Katrina Gibson, Georgia Maguire, Gareth McLeod, Patrick Ryecart and James Sheldon in the production opening at Jermyn Street Theatre, on Tuesday 6 September running until Saturday 1 October. (more...)

Christopher McDonald Will Join Nathan Lane & John Slattery in Starry Broadway Revival of THE FRONT PAGE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

The upcoming Broadway revival of Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's dark comedy The Front Page has welcomed another stage vet to the fold. (more...)

HAY FEVER Comes to Theatre Memphis This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Hay Fever opens April 29 and runs until May 15, 2016, on the Lohrey Stage at Theatre Memphis. (more...)

STC to Present ALL MY SONS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

John Howard, Robyn Nevin, Chris Ryan, Eryn Jean Norvill and Josh McConville are amongst the cast for Sydney Theatre Company's All My Sons by Arthur Miller. STC Resident Director Kip Williams is at the helm following the success of The Golden Age in January and Miss Julie, currently at Melbourne Theatre Company. Performances of All My Sons are at Roslyn Packer Theatre from 4 June 2016. (more...)

Alhambra to Present BLITHE SPIRIT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

The story line of Blithe Spirit could be anyone's fantasy: return to life as a ghost and haunt your former spouse and newly betrothed partner. Such is the premise of Noel Coward's comedy opening May 4 at the Alhambra Theater & Dining for a four-week run. Blithe Spirit has been heralded as one of three jewels in Coward's crown. It's most recent Broadway and touring revival from starred Angela Lansbury received rave reviews around the country. The Alhambra performances will feature Lisa Valdini-Booth in the lead role of medium, Madame Arcati, who leads the seance that brings back the ghost of Charles Condomine's wife. (more...)

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