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Salisbury Playhouse and Living Spit to Stage FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Salisbury Playhouse and Bristol-based Living Spit present a new comedy adaptation with songs of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

The Instigators are back at The Secret Theatre, tackling two very different modern classics: Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen and The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde. The young company, known for their 'striking, no- nonsense portrayal of a classic work' (Theater Pizzazz) will perform the plays in rotating repertory. In Instigators' style, audiences can expect an energetic, contemporary take on two enduringly popular plays. (more...)

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

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

Kate Burton to Star in Irish Rep's Immersive THE DEAD, 1904
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Irish Repertory Theatre and Dot Dot Productions, in association with The American Irish Historical Society, have announced the world premiere of THE DEAD, 1904 - an immersive adaptation of James Joyce's classic story, "The Dead," adapted by the Pulitzer Prize winning Irish poet Paul Muldoon (Moy Sand and Gravel) and novelist Jean Hanff Korelitz (Admission, You Should Have Known). (more...)

Red Tape Theatre to Present Midwest Premiere of A HEDDA GABLER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Red Tape Theatre will produce the Midwest premiere of A Hedda Gabler, adapted and with translations by Chicago-based playwright Nigel O'Hearn and directed by Artistic Director Max Truax. (more...)

BWW Preview: Territory Folks Welcome Audiences to Limelight's 25th Season
by Michael Lipp - Sep 26, 2016

Audiences at Limelight's 25th season opener will be treated to a cozier, more down-home OKLAHOMA! on their intimate mainstage, but that's by design. Executive Director, Beth Lambert, who also directs this production of the landmark Pulitzer Prize-winning Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, didn't want this to be the 'show that you do to pay for the other shows in your season.' It's a show that she has always wanted to do since performing with her mother in a summer stock production when Lambert was in fifth grade. However, Lambert thought it was too large of a production for the Limelight space. (more...)

Royal Court Announces Casting for THE CHILDREN by Lucy Kirkwood
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Francesca Annis, Ron Cook and Deborah Findlay have been cast in Lucy Kirkwood's new play The Children which runs in the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs 17 November 2016 - 14 January 2017 with Press Night on Thursday 24 November. Directed by James Macdonald. With design by Miriam Buether and lighting design by Peter Mumford. "At our time of life, we simply cannot deal with this shit."  (more...)

Sheridan Smith To Reprise Fanny Brice On UK Tour of FUNNY GIRL
by Marianka Swain - Sep 20, 2016

Following critically acclaimed and record-breaking sold-out runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Savoy Theatre, Sheridan Smith will reprise her highly praised performance of Fanny Brice at selected venues for the UK tour of Funny Girl - she is set to perform in Manchester, Milton Keynes, Liverpool, Bristol, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Newcastle, Southampton, Bradford, Southend, Cardiff and Dublin. Further casting will be announced shortly, and patrons should check with venues for the performance playing schedule. (more...)

Ruth Wilson Stars in HEDDA GABLER in New National Theatre Season
by Marianka Swain - Sep 2, 2016

Ruth Wilson takes the title role in Hedda Gabler in a new version by Patrick Marber, directed by Ivo van Hove, in the new National Theatre season. The production previews from 5 December. (more...)

Wandering Bark Theatre Company Presents HEDDA (GABLER)
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Ibsen's simmering, shimmering tale of a woman too large for her destiny gets a fresh adaptation, streamlined into a gilded juggernaut of secrecy and manipulation. Wandering Bark creates a collision of past and present to build a Hedda where the story's the same, but the devil's in the details. (more...)

Ophelia Theatre Group's HEDDA GABLER Finds Cast for Fall Run
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Casting has been announced for Ophelia Theatre Group's upcoming production of Hedda Gabler. Directed by Kelly McCready, performances will run from October 28 to November 19 in Astoria, Queens. (more...)

BWW Interview: Actress Hope Davis On Thrillers, Escaping To London and David Hare's THE RED BARN
by Marianka Swain - Sep 19, 2016

Acclaimed American actress Hope Davis has starred in numerous independent films and TV dramas, from About Schmidt and American Splendour to In Treatment, The Special Relationship and Wayward Pines. She received a Tony Award nomination for her performance in the original Broadway production of God of Carnage, and next month she returns to the stage in David Hare's new play The Red Barn at the National Theatre, directed by Robert Icke. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Hypocrites Presents YOU ON THE MOORS NOW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2016

The Hypocrites is pleased to launch its 2016-17 season with the Chicago premiere of YOU ON THE MOORS NOW, Jaclyn Backhaus's comical mash-up of mythology and 19th century literary heroines, directed by Devon de Mayo. YOU ON THE MOORS NOW will play September 9 - October 30, 2016 at The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage, 1329 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. Single tickets and season subscription packages are currently available at  The press opening is Sunday, September 18 at 7 pm. (more...)

Cenango River Theatre Presents TAKING SIDES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2016

Presented for the first time in the Southern Tier, Chenango River Theatre's final show of their 10th season features the regional premiere of Taking Sides, a provocative 1995 Holocaust drama written by Ronald Harwood (Academy-Award winning writer ofThe Pianist and The Dresser).  Set in the ruins of post-war Berlin and loosely based onworld famous German conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler's own diaries, this provocative drama explores Furtwangler's possible complicity in Nazi war crimes. (more...)

UK Tour and NY Dates Announced for MR POPPER'S PENGUINS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Kenny Wax Family Entertainment today announced Mr Popper's Penguins will be visiting 6 venues in the UK from the 27 September to 11 December prior to a West End Christmas season. The Penguins will also be sailing across the Atlantic for their US premiere at New York's renowned New Victory Theatre this autumn.  (more...)

BWW Profile: Benedict Cumberbatch Emmy-Nominated Star of Stage and Screen
by Matt Tamanini - Sep 15, 2016

Though only 38 years old, British actor Benedict Cumberbatch has already amassed an impressive list of credits on stage, on television, and on the big screen. Though he has yet to grace a Broadway stage, I have a feeling that that is just an eventuality as his popularity continues to skyrocket on this side of the Atlantic. Today we are taking a look at his career from the British stage in 'Hedda Gabler,' 'After the Dance,' and 'Frankenstein' to his work on film in '12 Years a Slave,' 'August: Osage County,' and 'Star Trek: Into Darkness,' to his iconic work on TV as the 'high-functioning sociopath' titular character on the BBC's 'Sherlock,' for which he is nominated a second time, in addition to his 2013 nomination for HBO's 'Parade's End.' (more...)

West Yorkshire Playhouse Hosts Next Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer, Harry Blake
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Mercury Musical Developments and Musical Theatre Network are delighted to announce that Harry Blake will be The Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer at West Yorkshire Playhouse, commencing October 2016. (more...)

Original Star Mary Beth Peil Will Journey to Broadway in ANASTASIA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Just announced, Mary Beth Peil will star in the role of Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna in the new Broadway musical Anastasia, opening on Broadway on April 24, 2017 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). Peil originated the role in the world premiere production at Hartford Stage. (more...)

Greenway Arts Alliance Presents George Orwell's 1984
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

"War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery and Ignorance is Strength."  Greenway Arts Alliance Presents: George Orwell's 1984, directed by Kate Jopson as the first production of their novel to stage program Greenway Reads. 300 Fairfax High School students are reading the novel and will attend matinee's of the theatrical production. The adaptation by Alan Lyddiard creates an interactive and engaging experience for audience members. Jopson said, "We're trying to create an immersive experience. The elements of the play and its themes are all around us in the real world. We try to emphasize that and as soon as you arrive at the theater there's not anywhere you're not in the set of 1984, even in the lobby and bathrooms."   (more...)

Ivo van Hove's Epic Shakespeare Adaptation KINGS OF WAR Coming to BAM
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Acclaimed director Ivo van Hove returns to BAM with Toneelgroep Amsterdam and his second epic Shakespeare adaptation. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Edward Gero
by Elliot Lanes - Oct 4, 2016


Recent Cutbacks to Return to The PIT with KEVIN!!!!!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

The PIT has announced the return of acclaimed company Recent Cutbacks with their new parody, KEVIN!!!!!. (more...)

Old Fitz Theatre to Present THE SHADOW BOX 15/11
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Dino Dimitriadis, in association with Red Line Productions, is pleased to present The Shadow Box by Michael Cristofer at the Old Fitz Theatre from November 15. (more...)

English Touring Theatre Announces Casting Update for SILVER LINING
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

English Touring Theatre today announces a casting update for the world premiere of Sandi Toksvig's new comedy Silver Lining, a co-production with Rose Theatre Kingston. Sheila Reid plays Gloria, with Rachel Davies as Maureen, Keziah Joseph as Hope, Maggie McCarthy as May, Joanna Munro as June and Amanda Walker as St Michael in the production directed by Rebecca Gatward. It opens at Rose Theatre Kingston on 8 February, before touring to Portsmouth, Oxford, Cambridge, Ipswich, Keswick, York and Salford.   (more...)

Holiday Local Tradition AVENUE Q Returns to NCTC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

This December, NCTC brings the holiday cheer with everyone's favorite foul-mouthed, feel-good musical: the return of NCTC's award-winning production of Avenue Q, with music, lyrics and original concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marxand book by Jeff Whitty. Proclaimed by San Francisco Travel Magazine as "a local tradition," this "year-in, year-out hilarious, high-energy, and heart-warming production" (Theatre Eddys) won over critics and audiences alike in its previous engagements in NCTC's intimate Decker Theatre. Declares the San Francisco Examiner, "only the Grinch could prevent the laughter-filled show from selling out night after night." (more...)

MR. POPPER'S PENGUINS to Make West End Debut at the Criterion Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Kenny Wax Family Entertainment is delighted to announce the West End debut of new family musical - Mr Popper's Penguins, which will open at the Criterion Theatre for a magical Christmas season from the 15 December to 31 December. Mr & Mrs Popper and their remarkable family of performing penguin puppets come to London direct from a UK tour and US premiere at New York's renowned New Victory Theatre. (more...)

Cara Ricketts and Graham Cuthbertson Star in Canadian Stage's CONSTELLATIONS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

After dazzling audiences in London's West End and on Broadway, Canadian Stage is proud to bring the international hit Constellations by British playwright Nick Payne to Toronto in a new production directed by the award-winning Peter Hinton (Shaw Festival). On stage at the Bluma Appel Theatre from November 8-27, Constellations stars Cara Ricketts and Graham Cuthbertson as two people finding love in multiple universes. (more...)

Tony Winner Michael Cerveris to Teach Montreal Masterclass
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

In The Wings Promotions is bringing two-time Tony Award winner Michael Cerveris to teach an exclusive masterclasses in Montreal on November 11, 2016. (more...)

Ellen McLaughlin and Teagle F. Bougere to Star in ROZ AND RAY World Premiere in Seattle
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Seattle Repertory Theatre today announced the highly anticipated two-person casting for the world-premiere production, Roz and Ray, a play by local playwright, Seattle Rep Writers Group alumna, and University of Washington Senior Artist in Residence Karen Hartman, with direction from the acclaimed Chay Yew, Artistic Director of Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago. (more...)

Rufus Norris Announces New Work for the National Theatre in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

New work by Inua Ellams, Ya?l Farber, DC Moore, Lindsey Ferrentino and Nina Raine is announced today by Rufus Norris, Director of the National Theatre. Four world premieres and two European premieres are further announced as forthcoming productions for the National Theatre in 2017.   (more...)

Jen Silverman's THE ROOMMATE to Make East Coast Debut at Everyman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Hot off of the heels of its successful Humana Festival premiere, Jen Silverman's hilarious hit play The Roommate will make its East Coast debut at Baltimore's Everyman Theatre starting October 26th. (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...)

Second Stage Uptown Extends Lucy Teitler's ENGAGEMENTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Second Stage Theatre 2016 Uptown Series' production of ENGAGEMENTS has been extended by one week and will now play through Saturday, August 20. (more...)

Drama League Nominee Julia Coffey Joins 2016 Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Davis McCallum, Artistic Director of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, has announced that Drama League and Drama Desk Award nominee Julia Coffey will join the company to take over the roles of Rosalind in As You Like It, and Mariana and Mistress Overdone in Measure for Measure. Coffey will first appear in As You Like It on Sunday, July 31. (more...)

Casting Announced for Writers Theatre's 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Writers Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce casting for the first five plays of the company's 25th Anniversary Season.  (more...)

THE BEAST Written by and Starring Eddie Perfect to Tour Australia
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Written by and starring Eddie Perfect, and directed by Simon Phillips, The Beast is an organic, free range, jet-black comedy that holds a hand-crafted chef's blade to the throat of modern Australia. (more...)

Thornton Wilder's Adaptation of A DOLL'S HOUSE Hits the Shelves
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is pleased to announce the publication of Thornton Wilder's adaptation of Ibsen's classic A Doll's House. (more...)

Candy Buckley, Theo Stockman, & Ben Moss Join Cast of A LASTING IMPRESSION at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Casting is complete for the upcoming reading of the new musical A Lasting Impression performing at New York Musical Festival this July. CANDY BUCKLEY (Cabaret, After the Fall, Thoroughly Modern Millie), THEO STOCKMAN (American Psycho, American Idiot, Hair), and BEN MOSS (Freedom Riders) will join the previously announced cast which includes JENNIFER DAMIANO, CIARA RENEE, MEGHANN FAHY, and KRISTA PIOPPI. The reading is directed by WHITNEY MOSERY (King Charles III, American Psycho). (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 10, 2016
by - Jul 10, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 10 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

The Hypocrites Completes Casting for YOU ON THE MOORS at The Den Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The Hypocrites is pleased to launch its 2016-17 season with the Chicago premiere of YOU ON THE MOORS NOW, Jaclyn Backhaus's comical mash-up of mythology and 19th century literary heroines, directed by Devon de Mayo. (more...)

John Leguizamo to Bring The Q Brothers' OTHELLO: THE REMIX Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

John Leguizamo is proud to present The Q Brothers' Othello: The Remix, written, directed and composed by GQ and JQ, which will make its New York debut at the Westside Theatre (407 W. 43rd), beginning previews on Tuesday, October 25th and officially opening on Thursday, November 17th. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's New Play SCENES FROM COURT LIFE to Open Yale Rep's 50th Anniversary Season; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre, celebrating 50 years of daring artists, bold choices, and adventurous audiences, presents the world premiere of Scenes from Court Life, or the whipping boy and his prince by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Mark Wing-Davey, September 30-October 22 at Yale University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, October 6. (more...)

Canadian Stage to Present Teen Thriller CONCORD FLORAL This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

A new iteration of the suburban teen thriller Concord Floral written by Jordan Tannahill, directed by Erin Brubacher and Cara Spooner, and inspired by the medieval allegory The Decameron, will open Canadian Stage's 16.17 season from September 27 to October 16, 2016. (more...)

Gloucester Stage Company Presents New England Premiere of THE TOTALITARIANS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2016

Gloucester Stage Company continues its 37th season of professional theater on Cape Ann with the New England premiere of Peter Sinn Nachtrieb's The Totalitarians from September 1 through September 24 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Gloucester Stage Managing Director Jeff Zinn makes his Gloucester Stage directing debut with this off-the-wall-satire of the zany world of politics. Peter Sinn Nachtrieb has written a not-so-tall-tale of an oligarchic takeover led by a Palinesque Manchurian candidate, and possibly thwarted by a hapless one-man commando squad…in Nebraska? This raucous dark comedy about the state of modern political discourse, modern relationships, and how easy it is to believe truths without facts features a cast of GSC veterans Amanda Collins and Lewis D. Wheeler, and GSC newcomers Breean Julian and Alex Portenko. According to Director Zinn, "As we all watch, with our jaws dropped, the daily excesses of candidates and hear the commentators remark, 'you can't make this stuff up,' I am incredibly grateful to Peter Nachtreib for 'making stuff up' that rises to the occasion. Some may find the humor in The Totalitarians outrageous, but in this political moment I believe outrage is exactly what we need." (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 8/2/2016 - WICKED Tour, HOLIDAY INN Event and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 2, 2016

Today's big news: WICKED welcomes a new 'Fiyero' in Houston, and the cast of Broadway's HOLIDAY INN takes part in a special 'making of' event in NYC! (more...)

Laura Matthews and Mickey O'Sullivan to Star in The Comrades' DYING CITY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

The Comrades are pleased to announce the cast and creative team for DYING CITY by Chri, the second show in their inaugural 2016 season, DYING CITY by Christopher Shinn. (more...)

Slipstream Theatre Set to Present LOVE IS STRANGE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016


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...)

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...)

Phillip James Brannon to Lead 'NAT TURNER', While David Wilson Barnes, Finn Wittrock & More Join NYTW's OTHELLO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) just announced full casting for the first two shows of the 2016/17 season, NAT TURNER IN JERUSALEM and OTHELLO. (more...)

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